Liam Moore

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Liam Moore
Liam Moore 2013.jpg
Moore training for Leicester City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Liam Simon Moore[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-31) 31 January 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Loughborough, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Right back
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 6
Youth career
Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Leicester City 59 (1)
2011Bradford City (loan) 17 (0)
2013Brentford (loan) 7 (0)
2015Brentford (loan) 3 (0)
2015–2016Bristol City (loan) 10 (0)
2016– Reading 86 (4)
National team
2009 England U17 3 (0)
2014 England U20 4 (0)
2012–2015 England U21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:16, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:40, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Liam Simon Moore (born 31 January 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for Reading as a centre back and right back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in the Leicestershire town of Loughborough,[3] Moore began his career with Leicester City, where he was captain of the youth team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2010–11 FA Youth Cup.[4]

Loan to Bradford City[edit]

Moore signed a one-month loan contract with Bradford City on 5 August 2011.[5][6] He made his senior debut on 6 August 2011 in a 2–1 defeat away to Aldershot.[7] Moore's announced his desire to stay with Bradford City at the end of the initial month's duration,[8] and his loan was later extended until 31 December 2011.[9] Moore returned to his parent club following the end of his loan deal on 31 December 2011.[10] Moore ended his Bradford loan with 22 appearances to his name.[11]

Return to Leicester[edit]

After returning to Leicester, Moore made his debut for them two days later, starting the game against Crystal Palace on 2 January 2012.[12] After becoming a first-team regular at the start of the 2012–13 season, Moore was scouted by Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Aston Villa.[13] He signed a new three-year contract with the club in September 2012.[14]

Loan to Brentford[edit]

On 20 February 2013, Moore joined Brentford on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season.[15] He made seven appearances that season.[16]

Return to Leicester[edit]

Moore was recalled to Leicester on 30 March 2013, to act as cover during club captain Wes Morgan's suspension.[17] Moore scored his first ever senior goal for Leicester on 14 September 2013, scoring the opener in an eventual 2–0 home victory over Wigan Athletic.[18] His impressive performances early on in the 2013–14 season saw him being named the Football League Young Player of the Month for September 2013.[19] Moore has credited club captain Wes Morgan and manager Nigel Pearson with his improved form.[20]

Moore playing for Leicester City in 2014

In January 2014 he was the subject of transfer bids from Premier League club Fulham.[21][22]

Moore made his Premier League debut in Leicester's opening day, playing the entirety of a 2–2 draw at home to Everton on 16 August 2014.[23]

Back to Brentford[edit]

On 26 February 2015, Moore joined Brentford on loan until the end of the 2014–15 season.[24] He went straight into the starting lineup, displacing Harlee Dean, before being dropped from the squad in favour of Dean after three "stuttering" appearances.[25] Moore failed to appear again and was recalled to the King Power Stadium on 2 April.[26]

Bristol City[edit]

He signed on loan for Bristol City on 1 September 2015, until 4 January 2016.[27]

Reading[edit]

Moore signed a four-year contract with Reading on 20 August 2016 to seal a permanent switch from Leicester.[28] He scored his first goal for Reading against Blackburn Rovers on 17 December 2016.[29] The club reached the playoffs at the end of his first season with them; Moore was described as playing a "key role".[30] Moore signed a new four-year contract with Reading on 2 August 2017.[31]

International career[edit]

Moore has represented England at under-17 and under-21 youth international level.[32]

On 8 November 2012, he was called up to the England under-21 team for the first time for a friendly against Northern Ireland.[33] He made his debut in the game, coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute for Jack Robinson.[34] He was recalled to the under-21 squad in November 2013.[35] Moore helped England reach the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship by scoring in the second leg of the play-offs, which England won 2–1 against Croatia.[36] England had already won the first leg 2–1, which meant they progressed to the finals with a 4–2 aggregate win.[37]

Moore is eligible to represent Jamaica internationally, through descent.[38][39]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 August 2018
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leicester City 2011–12[40] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[16] Championship 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
2013–14[41] Championship 30 1 0 0 3 0 33 1
2014–15[42] Premier League 11 0 2 0 1 0 14 0
2015–16[43] Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 59 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 67 1
Bradford City (loan) 2011–12[40] League Two 17 0 1 0 1 0 3[a] 0 22 0
Brentford (loan) 2012–13[16] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Brentford (loan) 2014–15[42] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Bristol City (loan) 2015–16[43] Championship 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Reading 2016–17[44] Championship 40 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 47 1
2017–18[45] Championship 46 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 49 3
2018–19[46] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3
Total 86 4 2 0 6 0 3 0 97 4
Career total 182 5 5 0 13 0 6 0 206 5
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club

Leicester City

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Barclays Premier League Player Profile Liam Moore". web page. Premier League. 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 484. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ "Bradford City land Liam Moore on one-month loan deal". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Moore arrives on loan". Bradford City A.F.C. 5 August 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Profile". Bradford City A.F.C. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bradford 1 – 2 Aldershot". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Simon Parker (31 August 2011). "Moore: I'm staying with Bradford City". Telegraph & Argus. 
  9. ^ "Moore loan extension confirmed". Bradford City A.F.C. 8 September 2011. Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Taylor joins the Bantams". Bradford City A.F.C. 1 January 2011. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. 
  11. ^ Liam Moore at Soccerbase
  12. ^ "Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 2 January 2012. 
  13. ^ Jamie Sanderson (3 September 2012). "Arsenal and Manchester United check up on Leicester starlet Liam Moore". Metro.co.uk. 
  14. ^ "Liam Moore agrees new Leicester City contract". BBC Sport. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Liam Moore: Brentford sign Leicester City defender". BBC Sport. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c "Games played by Liam Moore in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Leicester City recall Liam Moore as cover during ban". Leicester Mercury. 1 April 2013. 
  18. ^ "Leicester 2–0 Wigan". BBC Sport. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Moore Named Young Player of the Month". football-league.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  20. ^ Owen Phillips (18 October 2013). "Leicester City: Liam Moore learning fast from experienced duo". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Transfer window: Leicester's Liam Moore not for sale". BBC Sport. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Liam Moore: Leicester City dismiss second Fulham bid". BBC Sport. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  23. ^ Reddy, Luke (16 August 2014). "Leicester 2–2 Everton". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "Liam Moore: Brentford sign Leicester City defender on loan". BBC Sport. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  25. ^ Moore, Tom. "Brentford boss explains Leicester defender's absence against Cardiff". Get West London. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  26. ^ "Leicester City recall Liam Moore from Brentford". Leicester Mercury. 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  27. ^ "BBC Sport - Liam Moore: Bristol City sign Leicester defender on loan". Bbc.co.uk. 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  28. ^ "Moore completes Royals move". Reading F.C official page. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  29. ^ "Blackburn 2-3 Reading". BBC Sport. 17 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  30. ^ "Reading: Liam Moore content with Championship play-offs underdogs tag". 12 May 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  31. ^ "Liam Moore signs up until 2021". readingfc.co.uk/. Reading F.C. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  32. ^ "Profile". The Football Association. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  33. ^ "Under-21s Squad vs Northern Ireland". BBC Sport. 8 November 2012. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  34. ^ "England U21 2–0 Northern Ireland U21". BBC Sport. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  35. ^ "Liam Moore back in England U-21 squad for Euro qualifiers". BBC Sport. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  36. ^ "England U21s qualify for Euro 2015". BBC Sport. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  37. ^ "England U21 2–1 Croatia U21". BBC Sport. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  38. ^ Moore, Liam (19 January 2014). "@AthloneRB yeah I can play for Jamaica". 
  39. ^ "Can Jamaica me a team? Coral's XI of stars that chose England after Antonio call-up". 4 September 2016. 
  40. ^ a b "Games played by Liam Moore in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  41. ^ "Games played by Liam Moore in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  42. ^ a b "Games played by Liam Moore in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  43. ^ a b "Games played by Liam Moore in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  44. ^ "Games played by Liam Moore in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  45. ^ "Games played by Liam Moore in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  46. ^ "Games played by Liam Moore in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 August 2018. 
  47. ^ "L. Moore". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 

External links[edit]