Alberto Moreno’s time on Merseyside is set to come to an end when his contract expires next summer.
The Spaniard is expected to leave the club on a free transfer after seeing his first-team opportunities restricted by the form of Andrew Robertson.
Moreno signed for the Reds from Sevilla for £12million in 2014 but struggled to assert himself as a long-term solution at left-back.
Such was his poor form early in the 2016/2017 campaign that he lost his starting spot to James Milner, who went on to flourish as a make-shift defender.
Having emerged as a strong contender to leave in summer 2017, he mounted an inspired resurgence in pre-season to convince Jurgen Klopp to keep hold of him.
An encouraging start to the season later saw him limit new signing Robertson to a frustrating spell on the sidelines as understudy. This was cruelly cut short by injury in December, which paved the way for Robertson to earn a starting spot he has since refused to give up.
Liverpool are not in contract talks with Moreno and are now preparing to see him leave for nothing next year, according to Goal.com’s Neil Jones.
Moreno’s availability on a free would grant him the ability to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club following the turn of the year.
Barcelona recently emerged as potential, albeit unlikely, suitors amid their ongoing contract dispute with starting left-back Jordi Alba.
His departure would seemingly hand 18-year-old Adam Lewis the opportunity to vie for a role as backup and potential heir to Robertson.
The U23s regular was a popular figure under Steven Gerrard during his time as U18s boss, with the Anfield legend tipping the defender for a swift rise through the youth ranks.
Discussing Lewis in November 2017, Gerrard told Liverpoolfc.com: “If Adam can keep this consistency up I don’t think he’ll be around this team for much longer.”
“Going forward, I haven’t seen anyone as good as him at that age, in terms of quality and what he can deliver in the final third.”
Moreno is evidently a much-loved figure at Melwood, but it certainly feels time for him to take his career elsewhere.