By Richard Parks
Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to pan Alberto Moreno for his performance in their team’s 0-0 Champions League draw against Porto at Anfield on Tuesday night.
The left-back played the full 90 minutes of the second-leg clash as the Merseysiders cruised into the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition.
Manager Jurgen Klopp made five changes from the side that beat Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday as he rested some of his big guns, such as Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, ahead of Saturday’s showdown against Manchester United.
Liverpool dominated the match and had a number of opportunities to continue their winning run but the huge advantage from the first leg meant the intensity was missing from their game as well as from the home support.
Moreno started as Klopp rested first choice left-back Andrew Robertson, who has been outstanding in recent months.
The Spaniard’s performance did not please a section of Liverpool’s supporters on social media, with comments such as the club “need to sell” in the summer and he represents “everything I dislike”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Thank God for Robertson. Need to sell Moreno when the summer comes. #LFC
— Huthaifa (@Al_Khulaqi) March 6, 2018
Robertson, not Moreno
Alexander-Arnold, not Gomez
Lovren, not Matip
Salah, not without Salah
Things we learned for the weekend game #LFC
— James LFC (@jameslfc) March 6, 2018
— Echo Romeo (@GalanRemnant) March 6, 2018
Well that was instantly forgettable. Lallana and Ings bright. Can good. Moreno everything I dislike about Moreno. Regressed to the 2016-17 version. Stop trying too hard to be a hero on your own, Alberto. #lfc
— Harry (@harrylinton) March 6, 2018
— Alexander Burrell (@pitchofdreams) March 6, 2018
Alberto Moreno has been hitting deck far easier than Dele Alli tonight, another reason why Robertson is better! #LFC
— Nic Mason (@MrNickMason) March 6, 2018
I’m sure Alberto Moreno is good for something… just not football… #LFC
— SillyMidOff (@Sillymidoff49) March 6, 2018
— Anfield Effect ∗ (@AnfieldEffect) March 6, 2018