Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has admitted in the Liverpool Echo that it’s been a challenge for him to adjust to the wing-back role at the club.
Moreno has been a straight up left-back for the majority of his career but he has been utilised in a different role by Brendan Rodgers who enjoys using a 3-5-2 formation, which has been effective for the Reds at times this year.
“The fans have seen just a part of me so far. I’m young and as a youngster you can only strive to keep on improving so hopefully they’ll see the best of me,” he said.
“I’m a full-back so all my life I’m used to playing that role, so that doesn’t present any difficulties but the wing-back part of it was something that was very new to me.”
“But I’ve enjoyed it because I do love the attacking side of the game so it’s nice to get more chance to get forward. Still though you concentrate on getting back to support the three at the back as well.”
Moreno is one of the players Rodgers recruited last summer and it will be interesting to see if the manager goes back to a more traditional back four for next season.
Moreno does seem to have everything in his locker in terms of a good ability to read the game defensively as well as an ability to get forward and provide extra width from the left hand side.
At times he has looked starved of possession down the left when opposition teams have worked hard to isolate him and attack Liverpool down that side.
However, it should be encouraging for Liverpool fans that he’s got a hunger to give more and the versatility that he’s proven he has is an undoubted benefit for the club.