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Alberto Moreno pulls off skilful pass in Liverpool training session.

Alberto Moreno pulls off skilful pass in Liverpool training session

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For those Liverpool players not on international duty this week, Jurgen Klopp has taken them to Tenerife for some warm weather training.

First-team stars including Jon Flanagan, Kolo Toure and Alberto Moreno are all at the La Caleta resort in the Canary Islands, along with a host of Academy prospects.

On Wednesday afternoon, Liverpool released a short video of the players in training - and one of the clips showed Moreno, back in training after a hamstring injury, pulling off an exquisite no-look flicked pass. (Scroll down this page to watch the clip).

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Moreno was taking part in a boxes session when he received the ball in the corner.

With two opponents closing him down, the technically-gifted Spaniard brilliantly found a teammate with a magnificent pass. Someone watching on gasps loudly, not once but twice, and we can’t blame them.

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Video: Alberto Moreno's pass


Liverpool have missed Moreno over past week

Klopp will be delighted to see Moreno back in action, ahead of the Reds’ next Premier League match against Tottenham at Anfield on April 2, and looking confident.

Liverpool were without their first choice left-back for the draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Europa League and last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to Southampton.

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Prior to those two matches, with Moreno in the team and performing well, Liverpool recorded three consecutive victories against Manchester City, Crystal Palace and United.

Jamie Carragher isn't a big fan

Not all Liverpool fans are convinced by Moreno - particularly his defensive capabilities - including Anfield legend Jamie Carragher.

The Sky Sports pundit, following defeat to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final last month, said it was vital Klopp replaced the former Sevilla full-back in the summer. It wasn’t the first time this season, either, that Carragher had been critical of the Spaniard.

“The left-back has to come out of the team,” the pundit was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo after the Reds’ defeat at Wembley. “This is not a one-off today in terms of the goal.

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“(Jon) Flanagan has come back fit and has to go into the team in midweek, he (Klopp) has to change the left-back.

“Flanagan played left-back when they nearly won the league. He can't be worse than him (Moreno).”

Since then, however, Moreno has performed pretty well and it’s difficult to imagine another left-back replacing him this summer.

Moreno enjoying life under Klopp

In an interview earlier this season, shortly after Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers, Moreno spoke of the current Liverpool boss in glowing terms and the two men appear to have a good working relationship built on trust and mutual respect.

"Klopp spoke to all the players and told us we all have started from zero. I do feel he trusts me, he spends a lot of time with me,” Moreno was quoted as saying by Sky Sports back in October.

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"The fact he has spent so much time with me, I think, shows up in good performances on the field. I just get the impression that he really feels the game."

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