Alberto Moreno said “strange things” had happened during his time at Liverpool, while also revealing that he had turned down a new five-year deal to stay at Anfield.
The Spaniard made 141 appearances for the Reds in five seasons, scoring three goals and helping the team win the Champions League in 2018/19.
Moreno played a lot in his first few years at the club, but his minutes on the field have dwindled in the last three seasons under Jurgen Klopp.
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Moreno said they were thinking about his time at Liverpool. Mediterranean Newspaper: “They were good years, but strange things also happened and I had bad luck.
“I started playing continuously for the first two years, but then in the third year the manager put right midfielder James Milner on the left back. I didn’t play at all that year and it wasn’t easy.
“After that I talked to Jürgen Klopp about my situation and he said he trusts me. I had a great pre-season and I’ve been a starting player in the Premier League, playing every game in both the league and the Champions League.
“Actually, Lopetegui called me and I returned to the Spanish team, but I was unlucky and hurt my ankle in the last game of the Champions League group stage.”
Moreno says he got on “extraordinarily” with Klopp, but the German admitted to Moreno that it would be difficult for him to return to the team once Andy Robertson takes the left-back position.
And despite being offered a new five-year contract, Moreno decided it was time to return to Spain with Villarreal.
Moreno added: “I was offered to renew in my fifth year, but for another five years. I said no. We spent many years in England. I have three children and I talked to my wife and we decided it would be best to return to Spain. I just wanted to go back to Spain.”
He didn’t stand out as much as he would like for Villarreal due to his cruciate ligament rupture, but he still managed to show up. Defeating Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League final.