Riera set for Liverpool move

Liverpool are set to sign Spain international midfielder Albert Riera from Espanyol, the Spanish first division side have announced.

Riera, 26, will travel to Liverpool on Friday for a medical before the clubs sign a final contract, the Barcelona-based club said on its website, but did not disclose the transfer fee.

The left-sided midfielder had a brief but unspectacular spell in England on loan to Manchester City for part of the 2005/06 season.

He has also been a target of Liverpool's city rivals Everton.