Alvaro Arbeloa is weighing up a move away from Liverpool.

The Times says Reds boss Rafa Benitez may also be about to lose Arbeloa, who was expected to start the new season as first-choice right back.

Arbeloa has performed consistently since a £2.6million move from Deportivo La Coruna in January 2007, but it emerged yesterday that the 25-year-old plans to return to Spain for personal reasons.