By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Alberto Moreno has been compared to one of the greatest attacking left-backs of all time by Thierry Henry.
The Spaniard, who has been one of Liverpool’s most improved players under Jurgen Klopp, has caught Henry’s eye with performances that remind him of Roberto Carlos.
The Brazil legend won the 2002 World Cup as well as four Spanish league titles and the Champions League on three occasions during his 11-year spell at Real Madrid.
Henry has been impressed with Moreno’s performances in a revitalised Liverpool side and says he has been one of those imbued with greater self-belief by the new manager.
“Alberto Moreno is the symbol of what is happening in this team at the moment,” Henry told Sky Sports on Sunday. “You talked about belief, he looks like he has been freed.
“He goes up and down the whole game, put pressure on the opponent. He looks like he know what he has to do.
“I could have talked about Emre Can the same way, Lucas Leiva, who looked like he was going to leave the club and is now the anchor of the team. But Alberto Moreno, what a player.
“At the moment, down on the left-hand side he looks like Roberto Carlos back in the days.”
Moreno started the season out of the Liverpool team as Brendan Rodgers preferred rookie Joe Gomez, a centre-back by trade, at left-back.
But the former Seville man, 23, won back his place and has established himself as a regular under Klopp.
Moreno was one of Liverpool’s few shining lights in their 2-0 defeat at Newcastle last Sunday. He was unfortunate to be denied a second-half equaliser when a superbly-guided volley was wrongly ruled out for off-side.