We all knew it was coming. The club announced and then Alberto Moreno confirmed that he would be leaving Anfield this summer. It was only a matter of time before he found a new home.
So the news that he’s officially gone isn’t a surprise, nor is the fact that he’s returned home to Spain. But the official announcement is in and Moreno has joined Villarreal.
The news dropped via the Spanish team’s official Twitter account, followed swiftly by Moreno himself showing off his new kit.
¡Uy, madre mía, pero qué chorprecha ! ¡Bienvenido al Submarino , @lfc18alberto!— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) July 9, 2019
Moreno joined Liverpool in 2014 and became the club’s number one left-back for the next several seasons, until the arrival of Andy Robertson in 2017.
An often frustrating talent, Moreno was never quite what the team needed, but his speed and willingness to go forward and assist the attack was often an asset.
He also appeared to be a good personality in the locker room who was well-liked by his teammates.
With his departure, the first team feels a little light in the full-back position, despite Robertson’s brilliance. There’s every chance that we’ll see Klopp bring in another player this summer as coverage for when the Reds compete on four fronts next season.