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Liam Moore Wanted By Celtic

Could the defender move north of the border?

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For all Brendan Rodgers’ faults in his short spell at Reading, he’s now doing pretty well in Scotland with Celtic, taking ‘The Bhoys’ on a record-breaking 63 game unbeaten domestic run.

But it seems that he feels as if his team need defensive reinforcements, with The Daily Record tonight linking Reading defender Liam Moore with a move to Glasgow. The publication claim that:

“Rodgers is keen to strengthen the heart of defence after injuries to key players at crucial times this season.

Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko have been blighted with fitness problems, while Dedryck Boyata has also been missing at times.

The Hoops boss has been forced to play [defensive midfielder] Nir Bitton as a makeshift central stopper at times and Moore is seen as someone who could strengthen that area.”

They also suggest that Moore is valued at £5 million, but in today’s market you would expect that Reading would ask for much more than that if Celtic do make an approach when the transfer window opens in January.

Since signing from Leicester City in the summer of 2016, the 24-year-old has become a firm fans’ favourite at the Madejski Stadium, making 64 appearances and scoring three goals. He would undoubtedly be near, if not at, the top of the list in terms of players that supporters would most definitely not want to let go.