By 90Min
November 21, 2017

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has spoken of his excitement at returning to his home town for the Reds Champions League clash with Sevilla, but also admitted that he misses his native land.

Speaking to Spanish publication Marca, the full-back stated he missed everything about his life back home including the 'sun', his 'family and friends' and even the 'smell' of Seville.

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Moreno said: “Very much. I miss the sun, the ambience, even the smell. All my family and friends will be in the stands, but I am a Liverpool player and every time I wear the Liverpool shirt I want us to win."

Despite the nostalgia and chance to catch up with old friends when Moreno and his team travel to Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan for Tuesday evening's encounter, the defender insists his loyalties are not divided.

"There are no colours when Sevilla play against another team, I want them to win, obviously, but if we face each other, I’m sorry, I want the three points,” he said.


After making the switch from the Andalusian capital in 2014, the 25-year-old has endured a mixed time at Liverpool.

Following the sacking of former manager Brendan Rodgers was - coupled with reservations over the Spaniard's defensive abilities, Moreno was reduced to just 18 appearances across all competitions last term, usurped by utility man James Milner at left-back.

This season, however, has seen a breakthrough in trust between the full-back and Klopp. 

Having been renowned more for his lung-busting surges up field, Moreno has reeled his game in somewhat this campaign.

Despite the recruitment of Andrew Robertson from Hull and the reliable Milner, the Spaniard has now cemented his place in the Reds' starting lineup, having featured in ten of Liverpool's 12 Premier League outings this term - playing every minute of his last seven league games.

Moreno has built on his rather rocky relationship with Klopp, and when asked for his view on his Germanic leader, Moreno echoes a lot a familiar sentiments of both the fans and the club's players.

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"He has a lot of character", Moreno added. "[He is] very sentimental and serious at times. In the day to day is someone cheerful, he jokes, but for the matches he’s transformed.”

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