Paul Parker: This Tottenham defender just as bad as Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno

Paul Parker discusses who should be England's first-choice right-back

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Parker says Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker isn’t a better defender than Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno.

The Spanish full-back has endured a tough spell at Anfield after Moreno endured a nightmare performance in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat by his former club Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel in May.

The 23-year-old was subjected to criticism from pundits and supporters on Sunday following his error-strewn performance in the Reds’s 4-3 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in their Premier League opener.

Discussing who is the best option at right-back for England manager Sam Allardyce, former Manchester United defender Parker admitted that he isn’t overly impressed with Tottenham’s Walker, likening the Three Lions star to Moreno.

“I’d go with Clyne because he is a defender first who thinks about attacking second,” said Parker, speaking exclusively to 888sport.

“Walker is like Moreno in that he leaves his area too often and can’t be trusted defensively. We saw that at the Euros. He can be incredible but too often falls asleep.

“Clyne is nowhere near as good on the ball as Walker but first and foremost he defends. That’s what my strength was so that’s what I look for in the full-back.”

Moreno completed a £16m move to Liverpool from Sevilla in 2014 under Jurgen Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

The Spanish defender has scored three times in 92 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside outfit.

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Walker has found net on four occasions in 189 games for the north London side following his move from Sheffield United in 2009.

Read the full 888sport interview with Paul Parker, including his thoughts on United’s lost identity under Mourinho

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