Reds defender scores insane scorpion kick goal

Alberto Moreno has warmed up for Liverpool's crunch Premier League clash with Manchester United by scoring a truly audacious goal in training.

Week eight of the EPL season kicks off with a bang as Manchester United travel to Anfield to face fierce rivals Liverpool in Saturday's early kick-off in England.

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And Spanish defender Moreno looks to be right up for the clash if his heroics on the training paddock are anything to go by.

However, judging by his finishing skills, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp might want to play the often-maligned defender further up the pitch against the Red Devils.

Moreno can be seen in the footage posted on social media scoring an incredible scorpion kick to the astonishment of his teammates.

The Spaniard managed to find himself in the goal box when a cross was sent in from the left side of the field.

Moreno will do well to score a better goal than this. Pic: Twitter

Moreno slightly overran the ball as it sailed towards the six-yard box so the defender opts for an outlandish overhead move, more out of desperation than anything else.

Flinging himself forward, the 25-year-old's heel makes such perfect connection with the ball that it sails past the hapless goalkeeper and into the bottom corner of the net.

Liverpool could certainly use some of those predatory instincts when they aim to claw back United's seven-point lead over them on the league table.

The Reds boast an excellent record against their north-west neighbours but they'll have to manage without star forward Sadio Mane, who's injury this week has ruled him out.

Mane's absence is undoubtedly a big blow for a Liverpool side coming up against the Premier League's best defence.

Jose Mourinho's troops have only conceded twice in their first seven games and have the chance to put 10 points between themselves and Klopp's men at this early stage in the campaign.