John Arne Riise sends message to Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno

John Arne Riise congratulates Alberto Moreno on his recent Liverpool form

John Arne Riise says he is delighted to see Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno showing his quality in the Reds side.

The Spain international was denied his first goal of the season at St Mary’s on Wednesday night after the defender’s long-range effort was deflected into the Southampton goal on the stroke of half-time.

Moreno was unable to prevent Sadio Mane from breaking the deadlock in the League Cup quarter-final before Daniel Sturridge scored twice in four first-half minutes to put the Reds in front and Origi completed his hat-trick after half-time.

Jordon Ibe also came off the bench to find the net, but Riise was most-impressed with Moreno after a string of eye-catching performances in recent weeks for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Moreno has been linked with a move to Rafael Benitez’s Real Madrid in recent weeks.

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Riise was part of Benitez’s side that won the Champions League in 2005 before suffering a 2-1 defeat by the Serie A side in the European Cup final in 2007.

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