Alberto Moreno declared himself an “extrovert” and a defender who likes to “attack a lot” after signing for LaLiga side Villarreal earlier this week.
Liverpool confirmed last month that both Daniel Sturridge and Moreno would leave the Champions League winners when their contracts expired at the end of June and this week the latter was unveiled by the Yellow Submarine.
Moreno, 27, who joined the Reds from Sevilla in August 2014, played 141 games for the Anfield club, but there was no offer of a new contract and he has signed an amazing five-year deal for the Castellon club.
Jurgen Klopp described Moreno as a “remarkable player”, but his first-team opportunities were limited last season with just five appearances to his name.
“I do not feel good, that is the truth,” said Moreno. “I hurt myself giving everything for this team and I think that when I came back from injury, I deserved an opportunity.
“The situation is normal for a lot of players but simply, I did not like the way he (Jurgen Klopp) has treated me, you can say that.”
And at his unveiling in Spain this week, Moreno was delighted to a get a new start.
“I’m very happy to be here and to be part of this magnificent club. I want to thank Villarreal for the interest they’ve shown in me,” he told the club’s website.
“I wanted to return to Spain and play for a big LaLiga club. Villarreal gave me this chance and I accepted it straight away. I’m excited to be here and I’m keen to get down to work. Now is the moment to get to know my team-mates and adapt to the coach’s ideas.
“Villarreal presented me with an exciting challenge and I’m coming to give my all. This is a club which has always caught my eye because of their style and their way of playing, as they are good on the ball and manage games well. Now I’m lucky enough to wear the shirt and I’m going to give my best to help the club achieve its aims.”
Moreno then proclaimed himself as the life and soul of the party, and revealed, what every Liverpool fan already knew – he likes to attack.
Moreno added: “I’m a player who likes to attack a lot, although of course I don’t lose sight of me being a defender. I think I can bring a lot in attack. I will work hard every day to give my best and so you can see me at my best at Villarreal.”
“Today was my first day and my team-mates were great. We need to go step by step. I’m an extroverted person who likes to speak to groups. I have the advantage of already knowing some of my team-mates, like Iborra and Bacca, from my time at Sevilla, and Cazorla and Alvaro, who I know from international duty.”