It all started so well for Liverpool on Tuesday night in their Champions League clash against Sevilla. With just half an hour of the game gone, the visiting side were 3-0 up and looked as good as they have done all season.
However, an almighty second half capitulation allowed Sevilla back into the game and a last second equalizer broke the hearts of the travelling Reds fans.
After the game, pundits and supporters were quick to place the blame on a number of first team players, namely Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno.
Moreno has faced plenty of criticism in the past from Liverpool fans for his regular lapses in defensive concentration. However, his performances this season seemed to indicate that he was a much improved player.
Yet last night’s performance was evidence that the Spaniard, who is valued at £9million by Transfermarkt, is still capable of making awful decisions that can negatively affect the outcomes of games.
Speaking to Onda Cero radio this morning, Moreno offered his own analysis of the game;
“We threw away three points. We were already through to the next round, but it was not to be. We knew that even with a 3-0 advantage it was going to be complicated, and that was the case”.
“We had spoken at half-time about how with a 3-0 lead we still had to be careful. More than that [Sevilla playing well], it was a case of how awful we were and how many mistakes we made at the back. They didn’t stop attacking in the second half — but we came out half asleep.”
Following his comments, Liverpool fans made it quite clear what they thought of the 25-year-old’s performance…
Can he do us a favour, please? Put in a transfer request and leave by January? Am tired of always seeing him play the assist for the oposition.
— Sir Adonay Steve (@Sir_Steve3) November 22, 2017
YOU THREW AWAY THE THREE POINTS!!! SINGLE HANDED @lfc18alberto !! Reason for the penalty, the freekick leading to the equaliser, failing to defend the freekick…need I go on??
— Chad Davids (@Chaddo_MMA) November 22, 2017
After Basel & last night, he has to go as too many botched memories to forget & forgive. He’s not the only LB on earth.
— Coolrunner7 (@Coolrunner_7) November 22, 2017
Alberto Moreno should NEVER play against Sevilla EVER again!!!
— Ziyaad (@ZIYAAD_LFC) November 21, 2017
People defending Moreno are acting like he's been peak Roberto Carlos all season. He's been good at best. Better, yes, but certainly not good enough to allow him to throw 3-6 games a season. #LFC
— Mike (@aguyiusedtoknow) November 21, 2017
And still Moreno makes mistakes.. WHEN will #Liverpool understand that Moreno is a liability and should never play for #LFC We paid good money for left back Robertson… why not give him a chance? Please let Moreno leave…#YNWA
— jazzy11 (@jazzyt11) November 21, 2017