Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno has insisted that he’s happy with his form despite coming under fierce criticism again this week.
The Spaniard has been singled out by many supporters and media alike as a weak link in the Reds team, and it was on show again as to why they think that during the win over Arsenal last weekend.
Moreno was guilty of giving away a penalty before being caught out of position for Theo Walcott’s opening goal, and it certainly wasn’t the first time that the spotlight was on him for making defensive errors.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear as though his confidence is being effected as he is adamant that things are going well.
“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,” he said, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
“I’m a very self-confident kind of guy, I get on with doing my best and what I can to help the team. It’s about keeping going and keeping positive. I am very happy here, I love Liverpool Football Club, I love playing here, I’m happy with my form and how I’ve played, overall the fans are happy with me as well.
“To let three or four comments get you down is not the right thing to do. I just want to keep my head down and work hard.”
Naturally, there will be supporters who continue to back the 24-year-old despite his mistakes and will want to see him continue as the first-choice left-back at the club.
However, his habit of making costly errors can’t be ignored and it’s not something that has merely just started recently.
Had he held his hands up and conceded that he needs to improve and cut out those mistakes, few would have picked up on his comments and argued with them. However, to say that he’s ‘happy with my form’ suggests that he perhaps needs to take more notice of what the media are saying.