Moreno on criticism: ‘Even Messi makes mistakes’

Date published: Friday 19th August 2016 6:37

Alberto Moreno has issued a response to the recent criticism he has faced for his Liverpool form.

The Spaniard has struggled to live up to his potential since moving to Anfield in summer 2014, making a number of high-profile mistakes.

He was at fault for at least one goal in the club’s Europa League defeat to former club Sevilla in May, and began the season by conceding a penalty in the victory over Arsenal.

Moreno has faced a backlash over his continued role as Liverpool’s first-choice left-back, but the 24-year-old is unperturbed.

He told the website The World Game: “I’ve got a lot of belief in myself. Football is about opinions, and not everyone watching a game can have the same opinion.

“I realise you can get criticism, both positive and negative. There are thousands of fans and everyone likes to have their opinion. But it’s not about taking notice whether three or four people criticise a performance.

“It’s better not to read the press. It’s best just to keep an open mind and avoid reading too much into what is written.

“I believe as a footballer it is all about living day to day and letting your achievements do the talking. The confidence that I have is having played 90 games in two seasons for a team like Liverpool, if three or four individuals want to carry on then let them. It doesn’t bother me.

“In football everyone can make mistakes, even Lionel Messi can make mistakes, we’re all human. It’s about keeping going and keeping positive.

“I love Liverpool Football Club, I’m happy with my form and how I’ve played. The fans are happy with me as well.”

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