Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has described the 2-1 victory over Ludogorets and thanked the Liverpool goalscorers that evening.
“Well, it was a tough game, a complicated game, we were up against a very strong Ludogorets and the truth is we knew there was no guarantee of the three points and that we were going to have to do a good job. You could see we gave everything and did all we could to get the three points,” the Spaniard said.
“It was a bit of a nasty ending. You suffer inside although on the outside you feel really happy. The team did a good job and when you lose it in the last few minutes with the equaliser but then get a goal in your favour, it’s a great delight, especially for the job the team did. It was a hard game and we’re happy with the three points.”
“Mario [Balotelli] is physically fearsome. He can hold the ball up and help us when we are under pressure at the back and can release the ball; this gives us something extra and then in the penalty box you saw the one chance he had, he took it. For opposition defences it is hard when you’re up against Mario Balotelli. I am delighted for him and his goal. Now we have to keep it going.”
“[Gerrard] got a bit nervous didn’t he [laughs]! No, I don’t have words for Steve, he’s a great footballer, he’s a special person, not just here but at a world level. Steven Gerrard is a great player, that is what we’ve always been told and for me I am proud to be playing with him. I hope that stays the case for years to come.”