Alberto Moreno leaves Liverpool and joins Villarreal

10.7.2019.  

Brought in the summer of 2014 when Liverpool's was mighty busy, Alberto Moreno played an important role for the club while Brandan Rodgers was at the helm, but fell into anonymity when Jurgen Klopp took charge. Now, the Spanish left-back has moved on from the English club and went back to his home country, where he will be playing for Villarreal.


The 27-year-old was a part of a busy transfer window when he came to Liverpool for €18,000,000, as that is also when the club signed Adam Lallana, Mario Balotelli, Dejan Lovren, Divock Origi, Emre Can, and Lazar Markovic.



Even though his career in red started off well, Alberto became an afterthought in Liverpool after a few seasons, and especially when the German manager arrived.


His contract ran out and he signed a five-year deal with the club from El Madrigal. The Spanish side struggled defensively in the last season, and therefore it's not surprising that the club has prioritized defenders this summer. Before Moreno, centre-back Raul Albiol arrived from Napoli for €5,000,000 and right-back Ruben Pena from Eibar for three millions more.



Moreno will try to resurrect his career as he played only 20 league matches in the last three seasons at Liverpool. The player who has four caps for Spain was completely forgotten with the arrival of Andrew Robertson in 2017. But few, if any, are the players who would be picked ahead of Robertson at left-back. What was concerning is that he couldn't even manage to earn the rotational role at the position, and veteran James Milner was utilized there despite being a right-footed midfielder primarily.



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