Alberto Moreno: I want my name etched in Liverpool’s history

Alberto Moreno playing for Sevilla

The Spanish full-back has revealed that he is happy to be playing at ‘one of the biggest teams around’.

Of Liverpool’s summer signings, Alberto Moreno has been one of the standout successes with the Spaniard claiming the left wing-back role as his own.

The versatile star moved to Anfield from boyhood club Sevilla for a fee in the region of £12 million and has started 20 Premier League games this season, scoring twice.

Although Moreno caught the public gaze when he celebrated a recent goal by doing Daniel Sturridge’s trademark dance, the 22-year-old has stated that he wants the club’s fans to appreciate him for his football instead.

“I hope they don’t like me just for my dancing! I’d much rather they like me for how I play,” Moreno is quoted as saying in The Mirror.

Although admitting that leaving Sevilla was a tough decision, Moreno has stated that he is happy on Merseyside and wants to become a club legend.

“When you look back and reflect on things, that’s when you shed a tear - Sevilla was a club I had been at since I was a kid and I went up through the ranks,” the defender continued.

“Even though it took only a second to make the decision to join Liverpool, I am still going to reflect on the stuff that has happened all throughout my career.

“In Liverpool we are talking about one of the biggest teams around. They are a historic club and it is not a ­decision I would change for anything.

“Obviously it is tough when leaving your friends, your close family. But when the idea was suggested, it was not something I had to think twice about.

“I hope that I can do enough to make sure my name will remain etched into the club’s history, alongside some of the great players who have played here.”

Moreno has thrived since Brendan Rodgers opted to switch formations to a bespoke 3-4-3, with the Spaniard having the energy, work rate and attacking intent to be an important player at both ends of the pitch for the Reds.

The 22-year-old has three Spanish international caps to his name, but faces competition for a place in the La Roja squad from the likes of Jordi Alba and Juan Bernat.

Liverpool have a recent history of buying Spanish players with mixed results, but all the signs suggest that Moreno can be an important member of the side for years to come.

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