Alberto Moreno, who was brought to the club by Brendan Rodgers in the summer and became one of nine summer signings, admitted that Liverpool’s recent slump won’t be easy to forget, but insisted that the Reds have enough in them to get their season back on track after the international break.
Liverpool went into this break at the back of three consecutive defeats in the span of approximately a week. They lost an away league game to Newcastle United, and an away Champions League game to Real Madrid and a home defeat to Chelsea soon followed.
Moreno believes that the Reds played well in the games but were just not able to nick the result. He insisted that despite this slump, the dressing room remains positive and lively. He also said that the team will work hard and would take the club forward after the international break got over.
“It’s not something you forget easily because they were three defeats, and in the last of them against Chelsea, in spite of us having played well we just could not get the result. But everyone here is always lively and upbeat and you get to cope with it all because everyone here is positive. The training sessions are always lively and good fun, just like all the people at the club. I think that’s important when you need to respond positively and move on from these difficult moments,” said the 22 year old left back.
“The players, the coaching staff, including the manager and everyone who works closely with us, we all feel a bit disappointed. For a team it’s hard to take when you lose three games on the bounce, it’s pretty tough. But I believe that this team has what it takes to bounce back. I think that with hard work, and when this international break is over, we’ll all be working together again to take the club forward.”
Moreno added that the need for confidence within the dressing room is important and it remains that way for the Merseysiders and he was convinced that the Reds would turn things around in their favor.
“I have a lot of confidence in the squad as they do in me,” he said.
“I think that’s very important; the fact that, as a group, we all believe and share that same confidence within the dressing room.I think that sooner or later we will be back on the right track. We are a very young group of players and that’s important because when the time comes to work hard, we will always be going all out at 100 per cent, which is also key.
“We also have some more experienced players like Gerrard, Lucas Leiva and Glen Johnson, who help us all, both on the pitch and in the dressing room. I think that’s vital too and I am convinced that in the end we will turn things around.”