Albert Riera’s return to training yesterday after serving a suspension was short-lived as the player has been told his future lies away from Anfield.
Liverpool are believed to have accepted a £6M offer from CSKA Moscow and hope the deal is tied up by the end of the week.
Riera’s blast at Liverpool before last Thursday’s important European game was believed to be a pre-meditated attack designed to ensure a transfer deal was done, after effectively being frozen out following rumours that he had landed a smack on Dani Pacheco.
The sale of Riera will mean that the reds have made a £12M profit already from players since Christmas, as the Spaniard follows Dossena and Voronin out of the Anfield exit.
Liverpool’s number 11 has started 12 matches this season, with 4 appearances from the substitutes bench and is currently Liverpool’s 17th most used player in the campaign.
Speculation suggests that Riera’s move was to ensure he was part of the Spanish World Cup squad, although the events of the last week may have tainted the player’s reputation with the national squad.