Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has praised new signing Alberto Moreno after he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane yesterday.
Moreno's solo effort was the pick of the goals in yesterday's display which made it two wins from three for the Reds, and after it looked as if the Spaniard's transfer from Sevilla was in severe doubt, Gerrard said he was delighted to see it completed.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “I’m just glad we got that signing over the line. I’d watched him quite a bit for Sevilla and seen YouTube clips of him.
“I knew he was a flyer – very quick, very aggressive, both with and without the ball.
“He showed his aggression with the ball with a terrific run and the finish at the end of it was just pure quality.
“If a Real Madrid or a Barcelona player had done that everyone would be getting carried away. Give the kid credit, that was a top, top goal.”
Moreno had an impressive afternoon at White Hart Lane after a difficult debut in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City last Monday at the Etihad Stadium - where his error led to the first goal just before half time in what was a tight encounter at the time.
He bounced back well after his debut and got up and down the flank very well, as well as keeping Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli quiet when they played on his side of the field - and Andros Townsend when he emerged from the bench later on in the game.
The left-back role has been a bit of a problem position for Liverpool, but the 22-year-old has showed signs of settling into the role well early on in his Anfield career, and the Reds will be hoping that the bonus of his goal will give him great confidence going forward.