On Tuesday night, Alberto Moreno made a special effort to express his gratitude to his former club.
When Liverpool faced Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final second leg, they were given a tremendous scare.
Unai Emery’s players rallied from a two-goal deficit to draw level in the second leg during the first half of the second leg.
However, Liverpool took advantage of some shaky goalkeeping in the second half to book their spot in the Paris final, thanks to Jurgen Klopp’s substitutions in the second half.
Still, Villarreal put out a tremendous attempt to reach this level of the competition, having performed admirably and punching far above their weight to get here.
And, while they may have been disappointed that they were unable to complete the comeback on Tuesday night, they shown dignity in loss by remaining calm.
Former Liverpool player Moreno made it a point to congratulate several of his former colleagues after Emery’s side lost the game.
The full-back is sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a major knee injury, but he returned to the field towards the end of the game to see some familiar names.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 3, 2022