Alberto Moreno says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp promised him nothing and told him he was going to sign another left-back in the summer.
The Spaniard though refused to call time on his career at Anfield though and has gone on to make 15 appearances for the club this season, including nine starts at left-back in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old has been at Anfield for three years after arriving for €18million for Sevilla under Brendan Rodgers’ tutelage, but his time at the club has been tumultuous to say the least.
Klopp drafted in Andrew Robertson from Hull in the summer to add competition to James Milner at left-back, but Moreno has insisted he never thought of leaving and has nailed down the position as his own this season.
Moreno told Marca: “My idea was to stay, to work and to win back my place. I saw myself as capable. I spoke to (Jurgen) Klopp, he told me that he could not promise me anything, to work, and that they were going to a sign a No.3 left-back.
“There I thought that something was wrong. I spoke to my people and they told me to work, to start from scratch and then we’ll see. And here we are.”
Moreno, who made just two Premier League starts last term, has just been recalled to the Spanish national team for their forthcoming friendlies such has been his renaissance.