Alberto Moreno
Moreno set to become Liverpool's eighth signing this summerReuters

Liverpool are on the brink of making their eighth summer signing after the Merseyside club confirmed that they have agreed a deal in principle to land Sevilla's Alberto Moreno.

"Liverpool can confirm they have reached an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of Spain international full-back Alberto Moreno. The Reds will proceed with the formalities of finalising the deal for the 22-year-old over the coming days and will make no further announcement until it is complete," read a statement on the club's official website.

Although the Merseyside club were also being linked to Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand, the transfer failed to materialise as the Premier League sides failed to agree on a fee.

Due to this reason, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who was keen to strengthen his defence this summer, had turned his attention to Moreno

At first, the deal was looking unlikely as Sevilla had refused to budge from their £20 million asking price for the 22-year-old left-back, with the Spanish club telling the Reds to pay the price or move on.

However, now the two sides seem to have reached an agreement following successful talks in Cardiff, where Moreno did not feature during Sevilla's 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

Rodgers saud that he is looking to sign more players before the end of the transfer window to increase Liverpool's squad depth, and Moreno looks like being the latest of many arrivals.

Moreno is set to join the likes of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren (all from Southampton), Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen), Lazar Markovic (Benfica), Divock Origi (Lille) and Javier Manquillo (on loan from Atletico Madrid) at Anfield.

But Rodgers revealed that Liverpool, who have already been weighed down by injuries to Lallana and Markovic, are looking to do more business in the transfer market, with the aim of increasing their squad depth this summer.

"We would still like to do some business," the Northern Irishman said. "But I'm certainly happy with where we're at with the squad at the moment. We've still got players to come back from injury.

"Across the board we still want to add a little bit more depth to what we have. We hope to do some more business."

The Reds will probably be looking to add a replacement for Luis Suarez, with the Merseysiders linked to a number of strikers including Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi (both Paris Saint-Germain) and Samuel Eto'o (currently a free agent).

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