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Should Liverpool give Alberto Moreno a contract extension?

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Should Liverpool give Alberto Moreno a contract extension?

Fresh from Champions League joy, Liverpool are reportedly set to offer full-back Alberto Moreno a new contract to keep him at Anfield beyond the end of his current contract which runs until next summer.

The Guardian say that the Spaniard will be offered a new deal to ensure his future remains on Merseyside, despite having made just three starts since returning from an ankle injury in January.

Whilst Moreno has not always convinced since he joined from Sevilla in 2014, Moreno has done enough this season to show stark improvements in his performances.

For the first part of the season, he was the undisputed first choice at left-back and had shown defensive improvements that made him a realistic option for Jurgen Klopp despite failing to impress in 2016/17.

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The 25-year-old has since lost his spot to the impressive Andrew Robertson, but has rotated with him in recent weeks and come into the side as a more than capable deputy.

Given that Moreno has youth on his side, it would be foolish for Liverpool to allow his contract to enter the final 12 months, even if they do plan to sell him. His resale value under contract will be substantially higher and Moreno would be able to walk into most Premier League and La Liga teams comfortably.

That is why the Reds must ensure that they retain Moreno as an option within their squad, showing the kind of flexibility and squad depth that has been lacking in recent years.

With Moreno able of playing in defence or further forward down the wing, he provides exactly the kind of cover that Klopp needs to continue to make Liverpool a success.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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