Alberto Moreno believes Liverpool’s switch to a 3-4-2-1 formation is the reason behind their change in fortunes.
Brendan Rodgers changed formation for Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United on December 14, and despite losing that game, the Reds have since won six of their last nine Premier League matches.
Moreno has been deployed in a more attacking left wing back role, and the Spaniard is happy with the way things have been going of late.
‘I played as a winger when I was younger. I really like this formation as I can attack more, which is one of the things I like to do the most on the pitch,’ he told the club’s official website.
‘Of course, we also have defensive duties but this system gives me more freedom to attack. I like this formation as I think it suits the type of players we have very well – and things are unfolding well as a result. We’ll continue to improve as a team if we keep doing things as we have.
‘We are playing with three central defenders in addition to the two wingers, who help the team by defending and attacking. We’re constantly looking to help the defenders with the assistance of our midfielders – Stevie (Steven Gerrard), Lucas and Hendo (Jordan Henderson) mainly.
‘Everyone does their best to help both defensively and in the attack. I think it’s very important that we play as a team and stay together – that’s what’s been helping us to get the points.’
Moreno, who started Tuesday’s 3-2 Premier League win at home to Tottenham, has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season, and is likely to keep his place for Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace.