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Alberto Moreno 'Rejected' the Chance to Stay at Liverpool

In a recent interview with local Spanish newspaper El Periodico Mediterraneo, Alberto Moreno voiced his opinion on the time spent at Liverpool and even gave a scoop into his contract situation at the time.

Former Liverpool fullback Alberto Moreno has recently spoken about his time at Anfield, and he said a few interesting things regarding his stay at the club.

The Spanish left back is currently playing for Spanish side Villareal, and finds himself in a similar situation to the one he was at Liverpool, fighting for a starting spot with Pervis Estupiñan and Alfonso Pedraza all trying to secure the place at the left flank.

Liverpool's FC Alberto Moreno poses with the trophy as he celebrate the victory after the Final Round of the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Final Score: Tottenham Hotspur FC 0 - 2 Liverpool FC

Alberto Moreno was a loyal servant at Liverpool, having played with the Reds for more than five years, until the arrival of Andrew Robertson which ultimately sidelined the Spanish left back permanently.

Moreno was a popular figure at Liverpool and many of his teammates seemed to enjoy his presence at the club, as well as Jurgen Klopp and his staff, so much that it seemed that the German manager wanted to keep him as a backup option for many more years.

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In a recent interview with local Spanish newspaper El Periodico Mediterraneo [Translated by Sports Witness], Moreno voiced his opinion on the time spent at Liverpool and even gave a scoop into his contract situation at the time.

"In my fifth year, I was offered to renew, but for another five years. I said no. We’d had many years in England. I have three children and spoke with my wife, and we decided that the best thing was to return to Spain. I just wanted to go back to Spain."

Surprisingly, Moreno also voiced his frustration at being sidelined for some time when James Milner took his spot.

"I started the first two years playing constantly, but then, in the third year, the manager put James Milner, who is a right-handed midfielder, at left-back. I didn’t play at all that year and it wasn’t easy."

Alberto Moreno ultimately decided to move back home, with his time under Jurgen Klopp appearing more limited, decision that has appeared to be the right one, having played regularly minutes now at La Liga.

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