Alberto Moreno focused on Liverpool fixtures amid Real Madrid link
Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno wants to cement place in Jurgen Klopp's first-team
Alberto Moreno says he is determined to cement his place in Jurgen Klopp’s side during Liverpool’s busy festive schedule.
The Spain international has been a regular in the 48-year-old manager’s side since the German took over the reins at Anfield in October.
I don’t think that at any point in my professional career have I had such a long run of consecutive games
Moreno’s impressive performances for the Reds at left-back have prompted speculation that Real Madrid could move for the Liverpool defender.
Former Reds manager Rafael Benitez is currently in charge at The Bernabeu and is looking for cover following Marcelo’s recent injury.
However, Liverpool defender Moreno is focused on playing as many matches as possible in Klopp’s side after winning back his place in the first-team following a slow start to the season.
Moreno told Liverpool’s website: “We just like to play matches, as many matches as we can, and at the moment I’m managing to do that.
“The manager has been putting his faith in me and I’ve being doing pretty well. I think that’s the dynamic that I need to continue with.
“Keep playing well, keep winning games, continue to put a good run of games together and importantly, keep entertaining the fans.
“I don’t think that at any point in my professional career have I had such a long run of consecutive games, and I can tell you that I’m enjoying it.
“It’s nice to know that I’m in good form and feeling ‘fit’ like you say over here! I’m happy too, happy with myself and happy with the team.”
Moreno moved to Liverpool from Sevilla in a £12m deal after helping the La Liga club to win the Europa League.
The Reds defender has scored two goals in 61 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside outfit.