Alex Rogers takes a look at the Alberto Moreno experiment after the Spaniard came in for more criticism this week.
Love him or hate him, it seems that Alberto Moreno seems to be staying at Liverpool for yet another season. And not just that, indications so far this season show that he could be our starting left back with James Milner back to being a midfielder.
I don’t think I need to ask, but the majority of people wouldn’t be too devastated if Moreno were to leave after his somewhat turbulent career at Liverpool, but it seems Jürgen Klopp has seen something in him and has deemed him worthy of another chance to prove himself.
As much as many fans would have wanted him sold during this window, it seems he’s here for at least one more year. But is that such a bad thing?
Alberto Moreno has always been seen as a reckless player with poor positional awareness by Liverpool fans across the globe. Combine that with Liverpool’s famously rocky defence and you’ve got yourself a recipe for conceding goals.
To the surprise of many, new signing Andrew Robertson has yet to make a competitive debut for the club or even make the bench for that matter. Why buy a new left back to replace a midfielder that’s been played at left back for a year to only play the left back that the midfielder was used to replace?
Personally, I was under the impression that Robertson was brought in to be our new starting left back or that Milner was going to be utilised at left back again. Not many people anticipated the return of Moreno, and with good reason. He’s a bomb scare.
However, it’s not the end of the world unlike what many people are thinking. If Moreno is Klopp’s new starting left back, so be it, he must have a reason for it.
What many people seem to forget is that Klopp is a brilliant coach. His job is to make players better! Chances are, with his year out of the starting line up, Moreno and Klopp have worked hard to improve.
And to be fair to him, his first two games this season, personally, haven’t been awful. Not amazing but definitely not atrocious. There’s definitely time to pick up form and show us what Klopp has seen in him.
So, while he’s at Liverpool, as much as you may despise that he’s even still a player for Liverpool, let’s support our man Alberto. As much as he isn’t David Alaba or Marcelo, he’s still a Liverpool player.