Alberto Moreno says he wants to “stay forever” at Liverpool after admitting he felt angry over being left out of the side by Brendan Rodgers.
The left-back started the season’s first four games on the bench, with the now departed Brendan Rodgers preferring to use the right-footed Joe Gomez in his place. Moreno never felt like the now-departed boss ever completely trusted him.
He said: ‘I perhaps felt that he (Rodgers) didn’t have quite so much confidence in me, certainly at the start of the season, He told me I was training hard but then I didn’t start for those first five or six games.
“He said to me that it was still early in the season and that my opportunity would come but after the first game against Stoke, when we kept a clean sheet, he said he wasn’t going to change anything defensively at that point. But he did say the chance would come.”
Moreno was linked with a return to La Liga while he remained out of the side, but Jurgen Klopp’s arrival has made the 23-year-old feel valued again.
‘I am staying here, that’s for sure,’ said Moreno. ‘That is one thing. But it is true that I was out of the team. I was angry. It never entered my head that I was going to leave. I want to stay forever.
‘But I had this inner anger, a rage almost. I felt I was playing well, training well. He told me that I was training well. But I couldn’t see why I wasn’t getting a chance.’