Alberto Moreno was in a celebratory mood as his side downed Man United in the Europa League final, with his social media posts a vessel for a message to Liverpool fans.
The former Reds left-back was a second-half substitute for Villarreal on Wednesday night and he scored a penalty in the dramatic shootout that ended when David de Gea’s effort was saved.
It came after regular and extra-time ended 1-1, and the result was one that saw the Spanish side clinch their first major honour, with the celebrations living up to just that.
It is the second time Moreno has won the competition, the first with Sevilla, and it came five years after Liverpool’s defeat in the showpiece and two years after the Champions League triumph.
But the victory over Man United saw Moreno readily take to Instagram post-match, where he had a celebratory message or two for those of the Liverpool persuasion.
“For all the fans of Liverpool, vamos! Man United, get out. Get out, Man United!” he joyously exclaimed.
“You’ll never walk alone, siempre [always]. Liverpool siempre, in my heart.”
His passion for Villarreal was undisputed, as was his ties with Liverpool and the importance of plotting Man United‘s downfall – to which fans were delighted with as once a Red, always a Red:
I absolutely love it when former players show much they really care about LFC and 'get' the rivalry with United.
This video may possibly have turned Moreno from hapless defender to Liverpool legend… https://t.co/ILik1sdi6l
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) May 27, 2021
I think I like Alberto Moreno more now even as an ex- Liverpool player than I did when he actually was a Liverpool player.
— JOSH ™ (@JoshMclenses) May 27, 2021
Alberto Moreno gave us years of content last night
— Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7) May 27, 2021
OK, I’ve seen enough. Moreno needs to be our priority signing this summer. https://t.co/cR8hRTUUAx
— Adam Petruccione (@AdamPetruccione) May 27, 2021
Alberto Moreno, once a red always a red. #LFC #YNWA @18albertomp Congratulations! ??? pic.twitter.com/cZE0aVpZiS
— Trevor Hawthorne (@TrevorHawth45) May 27, 2021
That was the best possible way to watch United lose a cup final wasn’t it haha
Great to see Albi Moreno bounce about with another European trophy
— Craig Hannan (@C_Hannan7) May 26, 2021
Man United fans chanting ‘you Scouse bastard’ at Alberto Moreno in the #EuropaLeagueFinal shows not even a global pandemic stops some obsessions
— Chris Mac (@chrismackop) May 26, 2021
Absolute masterclass again from Klopp.
Allowing Alberto Moreno to leave Liverpool so he could go to Villarreal and put on a masterclass coming off the bench against Man United in the UEL final.
Never doubt this man. pic.twitter.com/21EdS8l4Qa
— Anfield Opinion (@AnfieldOpinion6) May 26, 2021
That’s Mascherano and Moreno that have mentioned us after beating United in a European final ??? this might be one of my favourite Thursday’s of all time.
— John McMahon (@JohnMcMah0n) May 26, 2021
It’s the ending to the game that all Reds had wanted and it was a fitting finale to the campaign for Moreno, as he only returned to the pitch in April after an ACL injury at the start of 2020/21.
Well in, Albie Moreno.