Alberto Moreno
Moreno has signed a long-term deal with Liverpool.Getty Images/JORGE GUERRERO

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Spanish full-back Alberto Moreno from Sevilla.

The 22 year old becomes the club's eighth signing of the summer after completing a reported £12m move to Anfield following weeks of negotiations between the two clubs.

Moreno was part of the Sevilla side that won the Europa League last season and was initially named in Spain's 30-man provisional World Cup squad before missing out on a place in the main party.

Though Moreno has not been registered in time to feature for Liverpool in their Premier League opener against Southampton on Sunday, he has revealed how he sought advice from former Spain-based Reds players Xabi Alonso and Pepe Reina before moving to Merseyside.

"In my view, Liverpool are the best club in England and I couldn't waste an opportunity to come and play for them," he told the Liverpool's official website.

"I spoke with Xabi Alonso, Pepe Reina and Alvaro Arbeloa and they told me this is a spectacular club whose fans follow it in a very special way.

"They all told me I can grow a lot here as a footballer as this is a massive club. I'm very happy to be joining a club as big as Liverpool. I hope to give my best and do all I can to help."

Moreno becomes the latest addition to a Liverpool squad which has been supplemented by eight new players this summer.

Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren have joined from Southampton while Emre Can and Lazar Markovic have joined from Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica respectively.

Javier Manquillo has joined on loan and Divock Origi will move from Lille in 2015 after returning to the French side on loan for this season.

However, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains keen on making further additions with a replacement for Luis Suarez his top priority during the remaining two weeks of the window.