Liverpool had a match to forget on Sunday, when a brace from Juan Mata, a red card for Steven Gerrard and some hugely disappointing performances saw Manchester United run out 2-1 winners.
One Liverpool player who was particularly bad on the day was Spanish defender Alberto Moreno.
The 22-year-old left-back’s positional play was partly at fault for both Mata’s goals while his all-round defensive contribution was hardly something to write home about…unless you are a United fan.
Moreno had a passing accuracy of just 72 per cent – although that was considerably better than the first half alone when he was successful with just 50 per cent of his passes.
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But while that was disappointing, the Liverpool player’s other defensive statistics were simply awful.
Moreno failed to win a single tackle, aerial duel or interception all afternoon, while he did not make a single outfield block or effective clearance.
He also failed to go on a single dribble, despite his role as a wing-back.
In short, Moreno had a match to forget and it will be interesting to see if Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers plays him after the international break or opts for a change of personnel.