Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno has been called in to the Spain squad for the first time in three-and-a-half years for this month’s friendlies against Costa Rica and Russia.
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Moreno won the last of his three senior caps against Bolivia in May 2014 while still with Sevilla.
Poor form led to the 25-year-old having limited first-team opportunities at Anfield last season, with manager Jurgen Klopp preferring career midfielder James Milner at full-back.
But Moreno has regained his spot as first-choice this term, starting eight Premier League matches and all four of Liverpool’s Champions League group stage games.
OFICIAL | Lista de la @SeFutbol para los amistosos ante Costa Rica y Rusia / Spain’s call up#SEFlive pic.twitter.com/ENlk6JJ2mv
— Selección Española (@SeFutbol) November 3, 2017
Uncapped Milan forward Suso is in Julen Lopetegui’s squad once again, having won a call-up in September, while Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto is also chasing full international honours for the first time.
Chelsea duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro have missed the cut, along with Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal.
Spain squad in full:
Goalkeepers: David De Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli) Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao);
Defenders: Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad) Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Alberto Moreno (Liverpool), Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund), Nacho (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid);