Chelsea legend runs rule over Liverpool’s ‘magnificent’ Alberto Moreno

Former Chelsea midfielder Pat Nevin heaps praise on Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Pat Nevin has heaped praise on “magnificent” Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno.

The Spain international was part of the Liverpool side that eased to a 3-1 victory over defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Somehow, the manager has made him believe in himself

Pat Nevin

Moreno made 31 accurate passes, successfully won five tackles and touched the ball 64 times in an influential performance from full-back from the former Sevilla man.

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Nevin was left particularly impressed by Moreno’s performance at Stamford Bridge, praising Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for restoring the defender’s confidence.

“I have to say left-back Alberto Moreno was absolutely magnificent,” Nevin told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.

“I thought of him as a pretty average full-back up until now.

“Somehow, the manager has made him believe in himself. He was absolutely hammering down the line and giving Willian a tough time.

“Over the entirety of the game, he wasn’t perfect, but he played one of his better games.”

The Spanish full-back was initially out-of-favour under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers this season.

However, Joe Gomez’s injury prompted the Northern Irishman to restore Moreno to his side on a permanent basis.

MORE: Read the latest Liverpool player tweets

The Liverpool defender has made two assists in 13 appearances in all competitions this term.

Moreno moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from boyhood club Sevilla in 2014.

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Christian Pulisic
Sky Sports pundit: Christian Pulisic can’t replace Eden Hazard at Chelsea FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Martin Keown
Martin Keown makes Arsenal claim about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola rates Chelsea FC and Arsenal’s title chances
Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba still ‘desperate’ to leave Man United – report