Almost Done: 26-year-old Liverpool star to sign two-year Barcelona deal

Barcelona are keen to snap up Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno this summer, with the Spaniard out of contract at Anfield.

The 26-year-old has been at Liverpool since 2014 but has fallen out of favour, starting just two Premier League games this season after Andy Robertson emerged as the first choice left-back at the club.

Moreno has been heavily linked with a move to Serie A side Lazio, even being pictured in Rome recently, but it appears that Barcelona want to hijack the deal.

Spanish publication Sport report that Moreno is one of three key targets for Barca this summer.

Sport even suggest the Catalan giants are planning to offer Moreno a two-year deal at the Nou Camp, where he would act as competition for current left-back Jordi Alba.

The publication places Moreno alongside Benfica striker Luka Jovic (currently on loan at Frankfurt) and Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt as the trio of transfer targets for Barca this summer.

It would be a huge step for Moreno, who has gradually fallen down the pecking-order at Anfield over the last five years.

After making 32 Premier League appearances in the 2015/16 season, he fell to just 12 the following campaign and has only appeared twice in the league as Liverpool challenge for the title this season.

The Spaniard was signed from Sevilla for £12m by Brendan Rodgers but is set to leave on a free when the current campaign comes to a close.

Moreno hit out at manager Jurgen Klopp in December after an injury saw him lose his place in the team to Robertson.

‘I didn’t feel [the decision to stick with Robertson] well, I was injured giving my best for our team,’ Moreno said to Ondacero.

‘I disliked Klopp’s decision because I was training but when I returned he only wanted Robertson.

‘My relationship with Klopp hasn’t changed but since this injury, I didn’t have a meeting with him but our relationship is normal.

‘I disliked the way that Klopp has treated me but I understand his situation that he can’t change [Robertson] because the team is winning.’