Liverpool senior player responds to criticism ahead of Burnley clash
By Alex Taylor
Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has dismissed criticism of his poor performance against Arsenal on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Spaniard was singled out for his opening day performance in which he was dominated, especially in the first half, by Theo Walcott.
The wide forward escaped the defender’s clutches to win a penalty and emphatically converted a chance a short while later for the opening goal after exploiting space left vacant by the Merseyside player.
Gary Neville lead the attacks on Moreno while commentating on the match for Sky Sports, claiming the Anfield outfit may as well start a goal down when they play the full-back.
“I’ve got a lot of belief in myself and confidence,” Moreno told Australian TV channel SBS this week.
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“I believe as a footballer it’s all about living from day to day and letting your achievements do the talking. The confidence I have comes from playing 90 games in two seasons for Liverpool.
“In football everyone can make mistakes, even Lionel Messi from time to time can make mistakes. Its all about keeping going and keeping positive.”
Jurgen Klopp defended Moreno this week despite his poor performance but it is now believed that James Milner is likely to start at left-back in Liverpool’s Premier League match at Burnley on Saturday.
Liverpool will be hoping they will not need to score another four goals at Turf Moor to win the game and continue their perfect start to the 2016-17 Premier League season.
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