It was an effort that evoked memories of John Arne Riise, and Alberto Moreno has explained just how he scored that goal against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Reclaiming the ball from Andros Townsend inside his own half, the Spaniard engaged the afterburners to glide up the left wing and surge into the opposition area.

Then, Moreno drilled an effort across goal and into the far corner with unerring accuracy to claim his first Liverpool strike in only his second appearance. All within the blink of an eye.

"After making my debut and losing against City I had a point to make," Moreno explained.

"When I stole the ball from Townsend and saw a way through, all I could think about was getting to their goal and scoring. I didn't care how many metres I had to run."

The goal sent Liverpool 3-0 up at White Hart Lane and had the visiting supporters chanting the name of Moreno to the tune of White Stripes anthem, 'Seven Nation Army'.

"If they didn't know me before, they will from now on thanks to my goal against Tottenham," said he No.18.

"But I hope it isn't my only one as I hope to dedicate many more to Liverpool's fans."


Kopites have clearly made an impact already on Moreno, who admits he now cannot wait to run out at Anfield for the first time in front of them.

"You realise that it's something very different," the No.18 said of his only experience of the Reds' home so far - which came as he watched his new teammates take on Southampton from the directors' box in the opening game of the campaign.

"You look to the stands and they're packed. So many people singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is incredible. They live for football, they're so passionate and I'm honoured to be part of the joy they feel when we win a game."

Champions League football returns to Anfield later this month and having never experienced a European night in front of the Kop before, nor playing in Europe's premier competition, it's something Moreno will relish being a part of.

"Playing in the Champions League is going to be amazing," he said. "It's all new for me and I'm really looking forward to it.

"Plus, we have Real Madrid at Anfield and I'll be wearing Liverpool's colours... It's going to be a unique experience.

"I saw the trophy at Melwood and I got goose bumps. Hopefully we can win it this year. Hopefully that day will come."