Liverpool full-back Alberto Moreno insists that he feels a lot more comfortable under new manager Jurgen Klopp than he has ever done under Brendan Rodgers. The Spaniard believes that the northern Irishman did not trust him enough which enraged him and restricted his performances on the pitch.
Moreno was left out of the team since the start of the season and made his first appearance on September 20 and has been an integral part of the first eleven since. Joe Gomez's injury has left the Reds short in that position and the former Sevilla man is making the best of this opportunity to earn the trust of the new manager.
"It has been a 100 per cent change. Everything is totally different," Moreno said, as quoted by Sky Sports. "I perhaps felt that Brendan didn't have quite so much confidence in me, certainly at the start of this season. He told me I was training hard but then I didn't feature for those first five or six games.
"Brendan said to me that it was still early in the season and that my opportunity would come, but after the first game against Stoke City, when we kept a clean sheet, he said he wasn't going to change anything defensively at that point.
"It never entered my head that I was going to leave, I want to stay forever, but I had this inner anger; a rage almost. I couldn't see why I wasn't getting a chance."
Rodgers was given his marching orders following Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Everton at the Goodison Park on 4 October, having failed to inspire his side to a top-four finish in the 2014/15 season. Their failure to string a series of wins since the start of the season was also central to the owners' plans to seek a new manager who could give them a lift and Klopp, who had won consecutive Bundesliga titles with Borussia Dortmund, while seeing off the financial superiority of Bayern Munich, was an obvious candidate.
The German had a tough start to his Anfield career, drawing his first three games in all competitions, but has finally got himself off the mark with a League Cup win over Bournemouth that has taken his side into the quarter-finals. Moreno believes that Klopp is the man to take the Reds forward and has put complete faith in the manager to see them through.
"Klopp spoke to all the players and told us we all have started from zero. I do feel he trusts me, he spends a lot of time with me," he added.
"The fact he has spent so much time with me, I think, shows up in good performances on the field. I just get the impression that he really feels the game."