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Reports linking Manchester City defender Micah Richards with a summer move to Liverpool are off target, sources have told ESPN FC.
Richards, 25 - who has been with City since the age of 14 - is set to move on in search of regular first-team football.
He made only two appearances in the Premier League last season, with manager Manuel Pellegrini preferring Pablo Zabaleta at right-back, and his chances are set to be further restricted by the arrival of Bacary Sagna from Arsenal.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, whose defence conceded 50 goals as the Reds finished second in the Premier League, is continuing to pursue a deal for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, which remains some way from being agreed.
The manager is also keen on signing Southampton and England midfielder Adam Lallana, and will attempt to make further progress on that move in the coming weeks.
So far this summer, Liverpool have signed forward Rickie Lambert from Southampton for four million pounds, and have agreed a deal in principle to bring German midfielder Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen.