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Gary Neville brands Alberto Moreno 'absolutely garbage' as he endures nightmare at Arsenal

Callum Davis

Published 14/08/2016 | 19:55

Alberto Moreno endured a nightmare start to his Premier League season as Liverpool opened their Premier League account at Arsenal.

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The Spaniard was the subject of online ridicule before the match had even began when he revealed his questionable haircut for the new season, and he only got worse from there on in.

James Milner was expected to continue playing at left-back after impressing in pre-season but the former England international was forced to miss the game after injuring his knee during Liverpool's win over Barcelona at Wembley.

Former Liverpool left-back Jamie Carragher called on Jurgen Klopp to replace the error-prone full-back following a lacklustre performance in Liverpool's Europa League final defeat to Sevilla.

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Moreno's questionable man-bun turned out to be just the start of the the 24-year-old's woes as Theo Walcott ran the former Sevilla man ragged down Arsenal's right flank in the first half.

The Liverpool man gifted Walcott the chance to put Arsenal ahead after bringing the England forward down in the box.

Gary Neville, who was making his return to Sky Sports duties following his stint in charge of Valencia, called the challenge "absolutely garbage."

"You might as well start a goal down with Moreno at left-back," said Gary Neville.

Neville's analysis was echoed by his brother Phil who was covering the game for BBC radio five live.

"I'm astounded by Moreno's position for the goal. He was 15 yards in front of Walcott. He's all over the place."

Sky Sports pundits were just as scathing in their analysis of the left-back.

"He's been all over the place. On top of everything he has the gumption to complain about the penalty!" said Thierry Henry.

Graeme Souness was similarly unimpressed: "He's having a stinker. He's a winger playing left-back, he doesn't sense danger early enough."

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