The duo lifted the Champions League but Moreno was released by the Anfield outfit in the summer and is now at Villarreal.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has taken to Twitter to wish Alberto Moreno good luck following his switch to Villarreal on a free transfer earlier this week in which he penned a five-year deal (official Yellow Submarine website).

The defender, who has been capped four times by Spain, was released by the Reds last month after five seasons at the club, during which he made 141 appearances following his 2014 move from Sevilla.

Moreno was Liverpool’s first-choice left-back for two seasons but his form dropped and, amid increasing criticism by some sections of the fanbase, eventually lost his place to James Milner and then Andy Robertson.

The 27-year-old ended up making just five appearances in all competitions last season – two starts in the Premier League, one start in each of the domestic cups, and an eight-minute cameo in the Champions League, for a total of 344 minutes (Transfermarkt).

Moreno’s tweet following his first training session with his new club saw his former teammate reply with a kind three-word message:

The Spaniard was among the substitutes as Jurgen Klopp’s side beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final in Madrid last month to lift the elite European trophy for a sixth time in their history.

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