Moreno desperate for first trophy as a Liverpool player

Date published: Tuesday 10th January 2017 11:01

Alberto Moreno is keen to win his first trophy as a Liverpool player and wants to make it third time lucky in the League Cup.

The Spaniard joined the club in August 2014 for a reported £12million fee from Sevilla and has yet to taste trophy success with the Merseysiders.

Liverpool lost out on penalties to Manchester City in the final of the League Cup last season, while they lost out to Chelsea two years ago at the semi-final stage.

The Reds face Southampton on Wednesday night looking to make the final again in the first leg down on the South Coast at St Mary’s Stadium.

And Moreno wants Jurgen Klopp’s side to compete on three fronts this season with the club still in contention for the Premier League and facing an FA Cup third round replay at Plymouth.

“In one semi-final we got knocked out by Chelsea and then last season we went all the way but had the disappointment of losing in the final,” Moreno said.

“Winning trophies is what everyone works for. We’re all hoping and aiming, not just me and the players, but the staff, the manager, the fans, to go all the way and win what would be my first trophy as a Liverpool player.

“We’re still involved in everything – the FA Cup, the League Cup and we’re going well in the league.

“Our plans are going well, our work is going well as a club this season so let’s hope we can keep it going.”

Moreno, who has been limited to only two Premier League starts this season due to the form of James Milner, isn’t expecting an easy match against Claude Puel’s men on Wednesday evening.

“I think that’s the most important thing in the tie, to go down there and make sure we come back with something positive because we’ve been lucky enough in the draw that we play the second leg in front of our own fans at Anfield,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“I’m not saying it hinges on it, but it would be very good to make things easier in the second leg.

“We’re expecting a difficult couple of games. I think they’re a great side and they’ve got some top players there. They certainly made life hard for us in the league game down there. It was a very tight game.

“But in football there can be a world of difference between every game so we’ll go down there knowing what we’ve got to do.”

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