Liverpool legend Steve Nichol hopes Alberto Moreno signs for Arsenal because he’s a bit rubbish.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool and FC Porto at Anfield on March 6, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool and FC Porto at Anfield on March 6, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 06: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool and FC Porto at Anfield on March 6, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Alberto Moreno has been linked with a move to Arsenal for a while now. Around a week ago, Arsenal fans breathed a sigh of relief with the news that Moreno would rather move to Spain than come to Arsenal on a free.

Now, Steve Nichol is stoking up the links again all because he still hasn’t got over 1989.

“As a Liverpool fan, I hope so!” Nicol joked when asked about Moreno swapping Liverpool for Arsenal.

“Quite honestly, Moreno can’t defend and the whole reason Liverpool brought in Robertson is so they could have someone who can actually defend.

“(Emery) must know Moreno can’t defend. Is he any better defensively than (Nacho) Monreal? No, he’s not.”

It was claimed that Emery wanted Moreno to replace Nacho Monreal who, despite getting a one-year extension to his current Arsenal contract, could be shipped out anyway.

Thankfully, a source close to Fenerbahce, another club linked with Moreno, believes the player is set on returning to Spain.

He is, reportedly, close to a club that will play in the Champions League. So that’s definitely not us, then.

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 01: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool celebrates with the Champions League Trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool celebrates with the Champions League Trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

For those ready to point out that the 26-year-old Moreno is already a Champions League winner it’s worth noting that he played a grand total of eight minutes in the entire competition.

He wasn’t even included in the squad for 58% of their matches in their run to the final.

In total, he played 344 minutes for Liverpool in all competitions last season.

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