Klopp backs Alberto Moreno - 'I told him I trust him 100%'

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Following Alberto Moreno's nightmare display in Liverpool's 3-3 collapse at Sevilla, Jurgen Klopp has admitted he should have considered an alternative.

After that performance, Moreno's Anfield career was essentially postponed, with makeshift left-back James Milner replacing him in Klopp's starting line-up for the majority of the following campaign.

He said: "In this case, I had a talk with Alberto and I'm really happy about his shape, I'm really happy about his performances".

Klopp opted to start Moreno against his former club, but withdrew him after 62 minutes, having played a pivotal role in the home side reducing the visitors' lead twice.

"In this game it was my responsibility to do different things".

His Liverpool form was rewarded with a call-up to the Spain squad for the first time in three years during the recent worldwide break, and Moreno won his fourth cap against Russian Federation earlier this month.

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Ex-Manchester United captain turned television pundit Roy Keane has suggested that Liverpool's continued shortcomings are down to just a "couple of players" whose consistently infuriating mistakes keep holding the whole team back. I could have done different things and obviously it was hard in Seville with all the circumstances; everyone was talking to him like a family member. You look at the free-kick he gave away, that's nothing to do with the manager.

"There are a lot of people over there he knows, saying "hello".

Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014 after the Premier League club activated his £9.75m release clause.

"Yes, I know in this game it was obviously [not his best] and that's then really my responsibility". He's not the player to blame - I am 100% responsible. His concentration maybe dropped one, two, three per cent. "I told him I still trust him 100%".

"How you concede the goals, after the game it's nothing else".

"We know how we came into the situations and that's what we have to change".