The Spaniard has admitted he is very glad to have left Liverpool.
Alberto Moreno barely played a second of Premier League football under Jurgen Klopp last season and now is back in La Liga with Villarreal.
Alberto Moreno has admitted that he is loving life at Villarreal after his long spell at Liverpool came to a belated end over the summer, speaking to El Periodico Mediteranneo.
The former Sevilla left-back was simply crying out for a fresh start after spending the best part of two years stuck behind Andy Robertson in Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order.
Moreno made just five appearances in all competitions during 2018/19 with the Spaniard paying the price for a series of high profile mistakes which cost him his manager’s trust.
“After the Europa League Final in 2016, I spent the year on the bench. Then I thought of leaving. Klopp told me if I got something really good and he didn’t need me, to talk, but in the end, he convinced me to stay.”
“And the first day came and I started playing, Premier League, Champions League, always starting. Then-Spain coach Julen Lopetegui even called me to play for the national team.”
“But I was injured in December and after I recovered, I no longer played. Klopp no longer gave me opportunities”, admitted Moreno.
Moreno returned to his homeland with a summer move to Villarreal when his contract expired and, although the 27-year-old has been limited to just a single La Liga appearance so far thanks to a muscle injury, he is certainly a lot happier away from Anfield.
“I am very comfortable, calm. Since I arrived I have been pleasantly surprised by everything, the place where I live, the club,” Moreno said.