Jurgen Klopp brilliantly defends Alberto Moreno after poor Arsenal performance

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Alberto Moreno is quickly becoming a scapegoat at Liverpool.

The Spaniard was heavily criticised for his performance against Arsenal on Sunday - he was at fault for Theo Walcott's opener - and has since been accused of causing Sadio Mane's shoulder injury.

So hated is Moreno amongst Liverpool fans that they've been urging Jurgen Klopp to either buy a replacement or simply sell him.


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However, it would seem the German manager has no intention of doing either.

Ahead of his side's trip to Burnley on Saturday, Klopp was asked for his take on Moreno and he responded by defending the left-back.

He said, per Sky Sports: "If someone plays not too good then we talk about it in the press conference? That's cool.

"He was involved in a penalty situation, right? That's something we spoke about. How can we defend together differently? Because the situation was cleared two times before the penalty situation.

"In my opinion, we could have avoided this situation five or six times before and then we came to this situation where Alberto could have done better, that's right, but that's all.

"But I don't understand what we are talking about. We are talking about Alberto Moreno because he didn't defend so well against Arsenal?

"I don't understand the conversation, maybe I should read more newspapers. The world is not satisfied with our left back or what?

"I'm sorry people aren't happy with Alberto Moreno."

It's perfectly normal for a manager to defend his players, but to act completely oblivious to the scrutiny aimed at Moreno is a touch odd.

Nevertheless, Liverpool fans have since responded to Klopp's comments and, by and large, he's been hailed for his approach.


Klopp continued to provide an update on Mane and also revealed his plans for what's left of the summer transfer window.

"It was a challenge between two players in the air and Sadio fell on his shoulder," he said. "It's not that serious.

"At this stage I don't know if he will be available for the weekend but I don't think he will be out for a long time.

"We have to make decisions and in this case, we say ok, the most comfortable situation is that you have three players for each position."

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