By Matt Bullin
Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to show their anger as Alberto Moreno missed an open goal in the closing stages of their 1-0 win over West Brom.
The Reds claimed a vital 1-0 win at the Hawthorns to continue their top four push as Roberto Firmino scored a vital goal in the first half.
But Moreno had a golden opportunity to secure victory in injury time as he broke away into West Brom’s half with an open goal to aim at.
Ben Foster had ventured up for a late Baggies corner, and with Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge breaking alongside him and just one West Brom defender in the way, Moreno decided to shoot and his effort went harmlessly wide.
It was a shocking decision – if he had passed the ball Liverpool would have almost certainly scored and wrapped up the three points there and then. As it was they had to survive a frantic last few minutes with Foster playing as an extra striker.
Moreno had only been substituted on a minute earlier as he replaced Philippe Coutinho, and was making his ninth appearance of the season in the Premier League.
The win leaves Liverpool in third, moving ahead of Manchester City, and restores their two point lead over Pep Guardiola’s side.
Liverpool fans did not take Moreno’s decision to shoot well and displayed their rage on Twitter – although it might have been worse if West Brom had got a late equaliser.
Here is a selection of their Tweets:
No wonder Moreno never starts
— Alisha???? (@leeshxiqbal) April 16, 2017
— Dave Bennett (@djdavebennett) April 16, 2017
That's the most Moreno thing in the history of the universe ????????????????????????
— Daniel Briggs (@DanielBriggs21) April 16, 2017
Sums Moreno's season up. Gotta go at the end of the season lad sorry
— Moss (@MossLife_) April 16, 2017
— Arun Loyal (@arunlfc95) April 16, 2017
Hes a bad tit moreno
— ️ (@JBurns_7) April 16, 2017
SUMMER: ALBA IN! MORENO OUT.
— Jensen???? (Youtuber) (@JWJFIFAJensen) April 16, 2017
If West Brom equalised there, Moreno would have got 10 times the hiding Barkley got last week when he got back to Liverpool #LFC
— Gary Hart (@GaryHart127) April 16, 2017
— Aulia Mahfudah (@aulia_m) April 16, 2017
Moreno for man of the match for me
— ????️ (@MagesterialMane) April 16, 2017
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