Alberto Moreno reminded us all of why he’s been replaced at left back by a midfielder during Liverpool’s latest training session.
The Spaniard has made the news more for his dodgy haircuts than for anything he’s done on the pitch this season, playing just 108 minutes of Premier League football.
It seems unlikely Moreno will stick around at Anfield for too much longer after he kicked off the season with two mistakes in the 4-3 win over Arsenal.
He remains a part of the squad for now, though. Although footage from Liverpool’s Melwood training base will leave fans praying Milner doesn’t pick up an injury.
During a routine warm-up drill, the left back needed assistance in getting into a certain stretching position.
If he can’t even warm-up properly, what hope is there for Moreno out on the pitch?
Liverpool should have just excluded the footage from their highlights package, to save Moreno the embarrassment.
We’ve seen just 17 minutes of Moreno in the Premier League and one appearance in the EFL Cup since his disastrous display against Arsenal in August.
Gary Neville branded the former Sevilla man’s efforts at the Emirates Stadium “absolutely garbage”.
"You might as well start a goal down with Moreno at left back," Neville added, per the Telegraph.
Graeme Souness, who played for and managed Liverpool, opined: “He's having a stinker. He's a winger playing left back, he doesn't sense danger early enough."
Milner's been a star
Moreno’s replacement at left back, James Milner, has been a revelation, scoring four goals and providing an assist from defence.
The England midfielder’s efforts have left Nathaniel Clyne, who stars opposite Milner at right back, totally bemused.
“He seems to make it look easy! I’ve trained my whole career to be a full back and he comes in and makes it look easy,” Clyne said, per the Daily Mail.
“He’s enjoying it and also getting on the scoresheet.
“He’s a very experienced professional—every team needs a James Milner in their side. He can play in any position.”
Yeah, but does Milner make people laugh in the same way Moreno does? Didn’t think so.
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