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Don't join Liverpool, Aspas warns Moreno

ESPN staff
July 31, 2014
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Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno has been warned against joining Liverpool by Iago Aspas, with the striker having left Anfield on loan for the Spanish club.

Liverpool have revived their interest in Moreno after missing out on Ryan Bertrand, who has joined Southampton on a season-long loan with Chelsea believed to be unwilling to strengthen their title rivals.

Alberto Moreno won the Europa League with Sevilla last season © Getty Images

But Aspas has told Moreno he is already enjoying life in Seville more than on Merseyside, despite having only been there for several days.

"I have not yet spoken with Alberto about Liverpool," Aspas told ABC Sevilla at his official unveiling.

"Yes, it is true that his team-mates have had some banter with him on the topic. But if it's a question about quality of life, I would say that Sevilla is better than being there, that's for sure.

"And I have only been at Sevilla three or four days but now I belong to Sevilla, I would prefer him to stay here."

Aspas' move could be made permanent at the end of the season and he is relishing the prospect of regular playing time given his bit-part role at Liverpool, where he scored one goal in 15 appearances over the entire 2013-14 campaign.

"After last season when I did not enjoy the minutes I wanted, came the possibility of coming to Sevilla," Aspas added.

"Immediately I had a lot of enthusiasm about coming here and I hope that everything goes well, not only this year but also in terms of a long-term contract. I cannot deny I'm happy."

Brendan Rodgers' has so far baulked at Sevilla's £20 million asking price for Moreno, with Liverpool considering him to be worth closer to £14m.

Europa League winners Sevilla are also thought to be keen to keep hold of Moreno until after the UEFA Super Cup tie against Real Madrid on August 12.

The two clubs have a decent relationship with Liverpool loaning Aspas to Sevilla earlier this month, while Luis Alberto went the other way for £7m last summer.

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