Alberto Moreno on Liverpool's recent defending and end of season targets

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Moreno is targeting Europa League glory as well as a strong finish to the Premier League season.

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno feels that the side has been defending better of late and insists they are looking to try and win the Europa League as well as have a strong finish to the Premier League season.

The Reds currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League, and are seven points off the top four with nine games remaining, while they face the daunting task over facing Jurgen Klopp's old club Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Moreno told the club's official website: “We are closer to winning the Europa League title, although we still have a few games left. However, we still believe that we can win it. The Premier League is more difficult but we are working really hard to get a higher position in the table.

“He has always, from the first day he joined the club, emphasised how important it is to work as a team.

“In the last few games we have conceded fewer goals and I think this is the result of the team working together and being aggressive defensively. We also have very strong strikers, so I think we are in a good moment.”

Prior to the second half calamity at St Mary's against Southampton prior to the international break - where the Reds conspired to throw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 - there is a case to be made that Liverpool have defended better of late.

In the six games beforehand, the Reds only conceded three goals and kept three clean sheets. While Moreno has shown signs that he can perform well he has also shown he can have one or two errors in him, but his intensity may have been missed in the recent defeat to the Saints - but he has said he feels ready to participate against Tottenham on Saturday evening in the Premier League, where Liverpool will look to respond from their poor result in the international break by scuppering their opponents chances of winning the title. 

Moreno himself will look to improve his own performances between now and the end of the campaign to both secure his future at the club, and win over some fans who have been unconvinced by his displays.

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