Alberto Moreno

Liverpool have made Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno their top priority in the summer, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Having secured the Europa League with Sevilla, the Spaniard has been in brilliant form this season and has awakened the interest of several clubs in his services.

However, Liverpool, who are looking to strengthen their backline, have earmarked Moreno as their prime target and are willing to meet the £15m valuation by Sevilla for the player.

The defender has been named in the Spanish provisional squad ahead of Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal and a good performance in Brazil is likely to elevate his valuation.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are also interested in his services and Brendan Rodgers has to go head to head with Jose Mourinho if he has to have his way in the market.

The Reds are also keeping a close eye on Chelsea outcast Ryan Bertrand, who spent a season-long loan at Aston Villa. Rodgers is well acquainted with the player, having worked with him as a youth coach during his time at Chelsea.

The Reds have also been linked with a move for out-of-contract England full back Ashley Cole but are likely to move for a younger option than make a move for the Chelsea veteran.

Meanwhile, the Reds concluded their campaign with a 4-0 win over Shamrock Rovers in Ireland in a post season friendly. Rodgers thanked the fans for their support as he bade goodbye after what has been a wonderful season for Liverpool

"It just amazes me, this club - the real institution that it is, that at 5.30pm it can call out that many supporters," Rodgers told Liverpool's official website.

"It's absolutely remarkable and makes it what it is. It's a wonderful club. What I've learned from my time at Liverpool is that the support base we have over here is incredible - the island is full of Liverpool supporters.

"I've been amazed actually, I've got to say. At Anfield, away from home and wherever we've travelled, the support from the Irish people as a whole has been remarkable.

"When we came here in the summer, I thought it would probably be mostly Celtic supporters with a scattering of Liverpool - but it was nearly full of Liverpool. It's a fantastic place to play," he added.