Jürgen Klopp chose the delightful Alberto Moreno to join him in his pre-match press-conference ahead of Liverpool's Europa League tie against Villareal. With the first leg of the semi-final taking place in Spain, Moreno's presence was a lovely gesture, and the diminutive fullback offered some personal insights on the draw.
"I don't like to fancy ourselves or see ourselves as favourites," Moreno said when asked about Liverpool being considered favourites to win the entire competition. "This is the semi-finals and there are four teams left - all of them could be considered as favourites. We know it's going to be very hard here, but anyone can win it and we hope to come out on top.
"Both matches with Villarreal are going to be very complicated. It was very, very difficult for us against Borussia Dortmund, we had to believe in ourselves to get through. We know it's going to be very complicated but it's pointless to talk about what's going to happen tomorrow. We are going to try to do our best."
With Mamadou Sakho out for the foreseeable future, Liverpool will already be fielding a weakened defensive line against Villareal. Luckily, Moreno's form is on an upward trajectory, a trend he unsurprisingly attributes to his manager.
"I'm now with Klopp, who has placed his trust in me, and I'm really happy about that," Moreno explained. "I'm going through one of the best moments in my career as a footballer. If anyone has been following me they will have seen how I have developed. I always go 100 per cent in all games, I play the best possible way in doing what I can. So if anyone has been following me, they will have seen my improvement."
We're all with Klopp, Alberto, we're all with Klopp.