Brendan Rodgers has lost faith in Alberto Moreno - and here's why

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Alberto Moreno made a rare appearance yesterday but he still can't buy a start at present.

Liverpool's 3-1 win over Leicester provided plenty of positives for Brendan Rodgers' side on Tuesday night.

The Anfield outfit's display was a 100 per cent improvement on their reverse by the same scoreline at Crystal Palace.

And, for one defender in particular, there was also a positive in that he was handed 45 minutes.

Yes, Alberto Moreno replaced Javier Manquillo at half-time and Liverpool did not concede - despite withstanding plenty of pressure - after his introduction.

But the Spaniard still did not start at Leicester City and that appears to be a consistent trend right now. It would seem boss Rodgers has lost faith in the 22-year-old. Here's why...

  PositionTeamErrors Leading To  A GoalErrors Leading To A ShotAppearancesMinutes Played
Alberto Moreno DF Liverpool 2 1 9 810
José Enrique DF Liverpool 1 0 3 184
Dejan Lovren DF Liverpool 1 5 13 1,082
Martin Skrtel DF Liverpool 0 3 11 990

As Opta stats show, Moreno has made the most errors leading to a goal of any Liverpool player this season. For all the Reds fans asking why the young full-back doesn't start ahead of Manquillo and Glen Johnson, that explains exactly why.

The Spaniard has impressed hugely going forward so far this term but his fatal flaw is a tendency to completely relax inside his own penalty area, try and control the ball and end up getting caught.

That happened against Manchester City and Newcastle United and Rodgers has not appeared to trust the 22-year-old in the same way since the latter incident occured.

Of course, this doesn't mean the Northern Irishman will abandon Moreno. He knows as well as anyone that the Spanaird has a bright future and will certainly play a big part at Anfield. For now, though, the reason the left-back isn't starting is due to his tendency for key errors. 

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