Alberto Moreno cried when he left his old team for Liverpool, but his Anfield career has brought him great joy so far.
Moreno has played for Liverpool for just over a year and he already is approaching the 50-game mark for the Reds.
The Spanish wing-back told Premier League Productions on Tuesday he and his family are looking forward to a long and prosperous stay with a team and in a city they love.
“I couldn’t feel more settled, I’m really happy — not just myself, but my family. We love the club and the city,” Moreno said, according to LiverpoolFC.com.
Moreno, 23, joined Liverpool from Spanish club Sevilla in July 2014.
Moreno immediately earned a place in Liverpool’s starting lineup and has racked up 49 appearances to date. Playing 50 games will strengthen Moreno’s bond with Liverpool.
“When my 50th game happens, I’ll be so pleased,” Moreno said. “To have my name among the illustrious players that have played for this club, to have featured in 50 games in just over a year, I’m really happy.
“But I’m not going to settle for that, I don’t want to take that as an achievement, I want to be playing more and more games. I want to be here for many more years and play as many games as I can.”
Moreno lost his spot in the starting lineup to Joe Gomez at the start of this season but earned it back this month by impressing manager Brendan Rodgers in practice. Moreno will compete with all comers for the job of Liverpool’s first-choice left back. If he continues to improve, he could one day rival John Arne Riise for the title of Liverpool’s best left back in the new century.
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