By Danny Wright
Reading defender Liam Moore has admitted that it’s “part of the job” to be involved in transfer rumours after it was reported that Celtic were interested in signing him.
The Daily Record reported last week that Brendan Rodgers is prepared to raid the Madejski Stadium for Moore, 24, in the January transfer window, with a £5million valuation slapped on the defender’s head.
Moore signed for English Championship side Reading last summer from Leicester, and has made it clear that he isn’t prepared to go back to sitting on the sidelines like he did at the King Power.
“I just try and concentrate on my job. I’m just happy playing football,” he said, as quoted by the Reading Chronicle.
“I always have in the back of my mind those times when I wasn’t getting any game time.
“That was only two years ago now, I’m lucky and thankful to be here doing what I’m doing and playing games.
“Speculation comes and so be it, it’s part of the job.”
Moore has been in good form since signing for the Royals and there’s no doubt that Celtic are in need of a good centre-back with Rodgers current short of options in that area.
The Parkhead boss has revealed that he wants to bolster that position in January with Dedryck Boyata, Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko all having the endure their injury woes this season.
Moore would most likely waltz into the first-team if he was to arrive at Celtic Park right now, but he seems to be aware that he will soon drop down the pecking order once Simunovic and Sviatchenko return to fitness.
Boyata is currently the only fit natural centre-back available for the Bhoys going into their Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain this week but with each game that goes by, Nir Bitton has looked more and more comfortable in the role.
In other Celtic news, Mikael Lustig has made a shock claim about how Rangers are helping the Bhoys.