If there’s one player who seems perfectly suited to Jurgen Klopp, it’s our Spanish flyer Alberto Moreno.
The German demands energy, running and passion – and the 23-year-old fullback has it in bundles. Moreno’s worth lies in his fitness, speed and work-rate up the left flank, and in many ways, he ticks nearly all the boxes of a perfect ‘Klopp footballer’.
And it’s for this reason perhaps that Moreno has explained his new manager’s requirements so perfectly. He gets it, and it suits him to a T.
“He has said to us that he wants an intense team – a team in which everybody has to run,” the former Sevilla defender began.
“He doesn’t want individualism and I like this way of thinking. He wants us working together, he wants us to be a team all of the time, and I like this idea.
“I think it matches my way of playing. I am always aggressive, energetic and give my all, so it matches Klopp’s style of playing.
“Above all, we need to keep working – to keep working hard to make a place for myself in the team and keep working under his orders.
“He demands a lot of intensity during training, he wants us playing full throttle.
“He brings passion and emotion to each training session and that is, in my opinion, the key to making us feel together.
“He is passionate about football, he loves football and he transmits that to us. Now we have to take that onto the pitch.”
Due to our lack of options at left-back, Moreno is going to likely be one of the first names on Klopp’s team-sheet. Joe Gomez, who started the season in this position lacks the required offensive traits and he’s sadly out for the campaign anyway. Jon Flanagan remains sidelined, meaning Jose Enrique is the only potential other option – with the older Spaniard maybe getting the chance to re-establish himself in the squad after Brendan Rodgers alienated him.
Moreno should get the nod against Spurs tomorrow though, the venue of his first Liverpool goal – a brilliant effort after a characteristic marauding run down the left. More of the same, please!