Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended under fire full-back Alberto Moreno for his shoddy performance against Arsenal last weekend.

While Liverpool earned plaudits for an exhilarating attacking performance in their 4-3 win over Arsenal on Sunday, their defence did come under fire, especially the error prone Moreno.

The Spanish full-back’s reckless challenge on Theo Walcott resulted in a penalty in Arsenal’s favour, and the defender was horribly out of position when the England winger found himself unmarked inside the box for the home’s side first goal.

The 24-year-old has been receiving flak for his defensive displays since last season, and his weakness as a defender really came to the fore in the Europa League final against Sevilla.

And the fresh errors have put him under the scanner again, but Klopp shielded the Spaniard from any flak, and brushed aside the criticism of his performance on Sunday.  


The Liverpool boss said in a press conference: "He was involved in the penalty situation; we spoke about how we can defend better.

"I really don't understand what we are talking about. I cannot be interested in criticism from other people.

"The world is not satisfied with our left-back?”

Moreno joined Liverpool from Sevilla in 2014, and has clocked up 92 appearances for the club.