Moreno back for Spain, Suso and Luis Alberto called up

Alberto Moreno last played for Spain in May 2014, but his performances for Liverpool have earned a return from the international wilderness.

Alberto Moreno has regained his spot as first-choice this term for Liverpool.   -  Getty Images

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. Moreno won the last of his three senior caps against Bolivia in May 2014 while still with Sevilla.

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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 stages.

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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:

David De Gea (Manchester United), Pepe Reina (Napoli), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao);

Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad) Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Alberto Moreno (Liverpool), Marc Bartra (Borussia Dortmund), Nacho (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid);

Isco (Real Madrid), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Asier Illarramendi (Real Sociedad), David Silva (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid) Luis Alberto (Lazio); Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), Jose Callejon (Napoli), Rodrigo (Valencia), Alvaro Morata (Chelsea), Suso (Milan), Vitolo (Villarreal).

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