Liverpool have had a change of heart on defender Alberto Moreno after the events of the pre-season.

The Reds had intended to let the Spaniard leave for around £15 million this summer but his improved performances, added to a few other circumstances, led to Jurgen Klopp changing his original plans.

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As per a source close to the situation, Moreno himself wanted to leave the club as he thought his chances would be limited but Liverpool’s inability to sign Naby Keita, plus the injury to Adam Lallana, meant that James Milner was needed in midfield and as such, Moreno was told he would not be sold and that he was back in the first-team picture.

Klopp informed Moreno of his decision earlier this week, where he also told him that he would be starting the first game of the season against Watford.

The transfer market is always fluid and situations can change but as it stands, Moreno will not be getting the move he originally wanted, although if he can get the chance to establish himself at Anfield, he will not push for what at one stage looked like an inevitable exit.