Alberto Moreno sent Liverpool fans a message after Villarreal booked their place in the Champions League semifinals by knocking Bayern Munich out.
The La Liga outfit was superb. They may be 7th in La Liga with just one win in their last five but their counter-attacking and composure under extreme pressure was admirable.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men were frustrated all night and while they believed they had clawed their way back into the tie courtesy of an inevitable Robert Lewandowski goal, Samuel Chukwueze displayed incredible calm in front of goal.
The Nigerian struck the ball into the ground sending the ball over Manuel Neuer to send his side into the Champions League last four.
By extension, Chukwueze sent his team further into Europe than they have ever gone.
For Liverpool, it sets up an emotional reunion with former left back Alberto Moreno, who left the club in 2019 in search of regular game time.
Instead, he’s found more European success, winning the Europa League by beating Manchester United in the final before he famously went live on Instagram to say, “For all the fans of Liverpool, VAMOS!”
He then hilariously continued by shouting: “Man United, GET OUT! Man United, GET OUT!”
Villarreal are now through to the Champions League semifinals after beating Bayern 2-1 on aggregate.
They won the first leg 1-0 and clinched a crucial 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena to hold the Germans off.
Alberto Moreno, who clearly holds Liverpool close to his heart after five years with the club, went on Instagram after the game and replied to my good friend Liverpool Goals, sending all fans a message ahead of a potential reunion.
Look what Moreno just commented on our post, YNWA ❤️ pic.twitter.com/T70bMRTW5o
— LiverpoolGoals (@Liverpoolgoals_) April 12, 2022
The Spaniard deserves more respect.
He’s won the Europa League twice (once with Sevilla, once with Villarreal), the Champions League with Liverpool and now he’s in the semifinals once again.
The Reds need to get past Benfica first and while they have a 3-1 aggregate lead in the tie, the job’s not done yet.