- Jurgen Klopp praises Alberto Moreno for positive response against Chelsea
- Liverpool left-back endured miserable evening against Sevilla in midweek
- Moreno retained starting place despite giving away costly free-kick and penalty
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Jurgen Klopp hopes Alberto Moreno gets the credit he deserves for his positive response in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
The left-back managed to keep his place in the starting lineup, despite experiencing an error-ridden return to face his old team Sevilla in the Champions League during midweek.
With Liverpool having cruised to a 3-0 first-half lead, Moreno was partially at fault for allowing the La Liga side to produce an emphatic comeback.
The Spaniard first gave away the free-kick that Wissam Ben Yedder headed home, before also conceding the penalty that allowed the striker to double his and Sevilla’s tally. Guido Pizarro later completed the turnaround with a 93rd minute equaliser.
Moreno reacted superbly against Antonio Conte’s men, proving to be effective against the away side’s counterattacking approach.
“I think a lot of people wrote a lot about Alberto Moreno after the last game, so hopefully they think now again, ‘wow, what a reaction’ because it’s not normal to do it like this,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“He was 100 per cent in the game, it was nice to see and I am happy for him.”
It marked a relieving response from the 25-year-old, with Reds having grown fearful of his fine form being disrupted by one disappointing performance.
Moreno has been a standout figure in Klopp’s side since reclaiming his place in the team at the beginning of the season.
A once-certain summer departure has since reignited his Anfield career and, as a result, restricted £10million signing Andrew Robertson to just three appearances for the club.