It is a strange but happy experience for Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno to be taking on his former club Sevilla, he has admitted.
The Spanish full-back was born in the city and broke through at his boyhood club, starring for them for three years after making his debut in 2011.
In 2014, he departed for Liverpool, who he returns with on Tuesday night in Champions League action and acknowledged that it will be an emotional occasion.
“It is going to be strange and beautiful at the same time. All of my family and friends will be in the stands watching,” Moreno told MARCA.
“I’m a Liverpool player though and every time I wear this jersey I want to win and I’m not concerned about anything else.
“When Sevilla plays against another team, I obviously want them to win but if we face each other, then I’m sorry but I want the three points.”
Moreno has already suffered heartbreak against his former club, with Sevilla overcoming their former player and his teammates in the 2016 Europa League final and it is still a bitter memory for him.
“I don’t think that anybody likes losing a final and that was a really bad time for me because I had to go back to Seville and put up with the comments,” he continued.
“Fortunately, I isolated myself so I wouldn’t fight with people! I didn’t think that they were that much better than us in the final.
“They did play a great team and deservedly beat us but it isn’t about who is better or worse. Every game and every season is different.
“Look at me, I’ve gone from not playing much to playing in every game.”
The 25-year-old’s Reds teammate Philippe Coutinho has also been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona and Moreno believes that he is destined for the pinnacle of the game.
“For me, he is a top, top player and is still very young. Some people only get to watch him play and are impressed,” he said.
“But I get to see him in training every day and he does things that I’ve never seen before.
“There are times when we have to stop and ask him, ‘how did you do that?’. I hope I play with him for my whole career.”