Riera in talks with Spartak Moscow

LONDON - Liverpool's Spanish winger Albert Riera considering a possible transfer to Spartak Moscow, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

"He is talking with Spartak and we have to wait and see," Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez told the club website.

Riera, 27, who signed from Espanyol in 2008, has been frozen out at the club since criticising Benitez in an interview with Spanish radio before Liverpool's second leg Europa League clash with Lille on March 18.

Liverpool's Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani will miss Thursday's Europa League quarter-final first leg clash at Benfica after injuring his ankle in training.

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