Liverpool's Alberto Moreno reveals why he feels at home in Brendan Rodgers' new formation

Alberto Moreno playing for Sevilla

Alberto Moreno believes his background as a winger makes him well-suited to Brendan Rodgers' 3-4-3 formation.

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has revealed to the club’s official website that he feels at home in the club’s new-look 3-4-3 formation due to having started out his career as a winger.

After a struggling start to the season, manager Brendan Rodgers’ decision to shift things around in mid-December has seen his side embark on a nine-game unbeaten Premier League run, pushing them up to seventh-place in the table.

A forward-thinking left-back, Moreno has featured in a more advanced wing-back role since the change, and believes the position gives him the freedom to make the most of his attacking talents.

"I played as a winger when I was younger. I really like this formation as I can attack more, which is one of the things I like to do the most on the pitch," he said.

"Of course, we also have defensive duties but this system gives me more freedom to attack. I like this formation as I think it suits the type of players we have very well - and things are unfolding well as a result. We'll continue to improve as a team if we keep doing things as we have.

"We are playing with three central defenders in addition to the two wingers, who help the team by defending and attacking. We're constantly looking to help the defenders with the assistance of our midfielders - Stevie [Gerrard], Lucas and Hendo [Jordan Henderson] mainly.

"Everyone does their best to help both defensively and in the attack. I think it's very important that we play as a team and stay together - that's what's been helping us to get the points."

Moreno, 22, signed from Sevilla in August for a reported £12 million fee, having established himself as one of the top emerging defenders in La Liga over the course of the previous campaign.

The three-times capped Spaniard, who was a member of Vicente del Bosque’s 30-man provisional World Cup squad in the summer, has since made 27 total appearances for the Reds, while also recording two goals and thanks to his penchant for getting forward.

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