By Harry Sykes
Alberto Moreno was restored to the Liverpool team for their Premier League opener against Watford on Saturday – and fans delivered mixed verdicts of his display on Twitter.
Liverpool twice came from behind to draw 3-3 at Vicarage Road in an entertaining clash notable for poor defending from both sides.
The Merseysiders conceded two goals from set pieces as their achilles heel of last season plagued them in the new campaign.
Moreno, who was given the nod to start at left-back ahead of 2016-17 mainstay James Milner and new signing Andrew Robertson, was not especially at fault for the first and third goals although he did get too tight to his marker for the second Watford strike.
Liverpool supporters took to social media to run the rule afterwards of the performance of the Spaniard.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
How are people blaming Moreno for today? #LFC
— AJN. (@AndrewJNicholls) August 12, 2017
How many chances Migs, Lovren and Moreno are gonna get…this is getting old. #LFC
— Pedro J. Salazar C. (@ppedrossalazar) August 12, 2017
— Martin (@nitramnostaw) August 12, 2017
Moreno did’nt play much last season because is not good, but his performaces in preseaon matches turned him to Roberto Carlos. #LFC
— Phil Coutinho (@LfcNo10) August 12, 2017
The main problem with Lovren, Moreno, Henderson and Can is they all have no tactical sense. #LFC
— Dave the Redman (@dave_the_redman) August 12, 2017
Moreno wasnt that bad but the combination of Mignolet & Lovren isnt the greatest. Not sure if signing VVD will change things a lot too. #LFC
— Kloppo Man (@TheRedOpinion) August 12, 2017
Watford second goal? People say Moreno’s fault?? Hendo and Can both ball watching and not tracking! Embarrassing stuff #LFC
— Oliver Shelton (@OliverShelton6) August 12, 2017
Jurgen Klopp’s decision to start Moreno came after Milner had struggled with injury in pre-season and was not deemed fit enough to begin the match, although the former England international did come on as a late substitute.
Robertson did not make the matchday 18 despite signing for £10million from Hull this summer.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Jamie Redknapp has been blown away by a teenager at the club who he claims can clean up in 2017-18.