Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton are battling to sign Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez, [football] direct news understands. Usually Merseyside’s two clubs battle on the field but [FDN] understands that a summer battle for Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez is set to take place.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });The Spaniard was linked with a move away from Atletico last summer after falling out of Diego Simeone’s plans and the same situation has seen him make just three La Liga starts this season. In those three starts, Adrian has scored just one goal but his season in 2011/2012 which saw him score 11 goals in 19 Europa League appearances has stayed in the mind of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers and Toffees boss Roberto Martinez. That has led both to plan a summer move for the former Racing Santander forward and it is expected that Atletico will not stand in his way to leave.