Liverpool ace Alberto Moreno says Brendan Rodgers did not have confidence in him

Alberto Moreno playing for Sevilla

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has said he found it frustrating under Brendan Rodgers.

Alberto Moreno has admitted he found it tough at the start of the season under Brendan Rodgers.

The defender lost his place to breakout summer signing Joe Gomez, a teenager signed from Charlton Athletic.

Speaking to The Guardian, Moreno said that he did not feel Rodgers had a great amount of faith in him.

He said: "I perhaps felt that he didn’t have quite so much confidence in me, certainly at the start of the season."

Moreno added that leaving never crossed his mind, stating: "I am staying here, that is for sure, but I was angry when I was out the team. I had this inner anger, a rage almost.

"I felt I was playing well, training well. He told me that I was training well but I couldn’t see why I wasn’t getting a chance at the beginning of the season."

Early on under Jurgen Klopp, Alberto Moreno has found himself back in the team and is enjoying playing a key role under the German, admitting he is relishing getting out on the pitch again.

A season ending injury to Joe Gomez while playing for England's under-21s took the selection decision out of Klopp's hands, with the defender rupturing his knee ligament just days ahead of his first game as manager against Spurs earlier this month.

Moreno is determined to make the most of his chance, and is also benefitting from playing in a more traditional back four, as opposed to Rodgers chopping and changing his systems and asking the defender to play as wing-back.

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