Alan Kennedy has sympathy for Alberto Moreno after Arsenal performance

Arsenal's Theo Walcott in action with Liverpool's Alberto Moreno

Alan Kennedy has spoken out about Alberto Moreno after his performance against Arsenal on Sunday.

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno looks dejected

Jurgen Klopp got his first full season in charge of Liverpool underway with a 4-3 win away to Arsenal during the first weekend of the new Premier League campaign.

In a 20-minute burst of brilliance, Liverpool turned the match on its head but then proceeded to try and throw it away again.

Alberto Moreno came under severe criticism after his performance, giving away a penalty and completely losing his positional sense for the first goal, failing to improve as the game went on.

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno concedes a penalty against Arsenal's Theo Walcott

Alan Kennedy is certainly someone who knows how to occupy the left-back position and told ESPN that he feels some sympathy for the Spaniard.

Kennedy said to ESPN: ”I'm a bit like Moreno in some ways. I remember one of his early games playing against Tottenham and destroying Andros Townsend when he went forward and scored a great goal. That reminded me a lot of when I played for Liverpool.

"My job was to support play - that's the key to it. We weren't there to score goals, although I did on a few occasions. Every player at this level at the moment has a job to do.”

"I do feel for Moreno at times and I think it goes back to a time a few years ago when he was used more as a wing-back than a full-back. Maybe that's slightly tripped him a little way. He gets slightly caught out of position and what you have got to do is be on your toes all the time and sometimes maybe a lapse in concentration means that you don't do the job you set out to do.”

Arsenal's Theo Walcott in action with Liverpool's Alberto Moreno

Since arriving from Sevilla in 2014, the 24-year-old has continuously worried Liverpool fans with his recklessness and inattention.

The pressure has increased on Moreno after his abysmal performance in the Europa League final last season and is yet to show any recovery from it.

Arguably Liverpool’s best ever in the position has tried to defend him, but if there is no improvement over the next few games, it won’t be a surprise to see Klopp look elsewhere.

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