The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to the return of the FA Cup this weekend. Undoubtedly the most prestigious cup in England, the competition is sure to be a high priority for Jurgen Klopp this year. Realistically, it’s probably the Reds’ best chance at a trophy – and so it makes sense for them to go all out against West Brom this weekend.
The Baggies are struggling at present, with Alan Pardew unable to turn the team around following his Premier League return – and so they are there for the taking for Liverpool.
Ahead of the game, Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has provided an update on his fitness, having missed over a month through injury. Moreno has revealed that he is slowly edging back to full fitness, but whilst pictures of him training led fans to believe that he could be back this weekend, he has poured cold water on those suggestions by revealing that he doesn’t yet know when he will return.
Alberto Moreno has provided an update on his fitness and discussed when he might return to action.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 24, 2018
On the surface, you would think that this is good news for the Reds. Given that their squad is thin on depth, particularly in defence, his return – that is coming soon, it seems – is important for Jurgen Klopp. However, the Liverpool fans over on Twitter don’t see it that way.
Instead, they’ve taken the opportunity to lay into the 25-year-old defender. Many are pointing towards the rise of Andy Robertson, with fans noting that the Scottish defender has taken the spot of Moreno permanently. One particularly cynical fan has even claimed that he’d rather Moreno never return!
Moreno clearly isn’t a very popular man on Merseyside at present. Take a look at a few responses, and let us know your thoughts on the update below!
Too late Robertson’s took his place
— dan(@3daniellec) January 24, 2018
No need to rush back, your position is filled.
Return for who? Our reserves ?
— Kyle Rathbone (@KyleRathbone_) January 24, 2018
The Horror The Horror!
— palefirex (@palefireX) January 24, 2018
Robertson is here Moreno… don’t hurry back!!!
— stephen (@blkmessi1) January 24, 2018
Stay out, Robertson is doing an excellent job, he actually defends.
Nah I'd rather him not return
— Jordan (@JordanLFC01) January 24, 2018
Keep him injured
— Mazzotta (@Pmazz211) January 24, 2018
— Gerard McAlinden (@g_maccers) January 24, 2018
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