After shipping Luis Alberto out on loan to Malaga last season, Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool have decided to do so again this time around – but to their Spanish rivals Deportivo instead.
The playmaker has completed a season long loan deal to La Coruna according to the Daily Mail, after doing little to impress us during his stint away from the club in 2014/15.
The 22-year-old arrived in the summer of 2013, but couldn’t get anywhere near the side after signing from Sevilla. His occasional substitute appearances bore no fruit, and the fact that he couldn’t get in Malaga’s side last term shows that he probably doesn’t have the required quality to make the grade at Anfield.
“I want to reconnect with the pitch, enjoy myself, give joy to the fans and return the faith of my Coach,” Alberto told reporters.
“I spoke with the coach [Victor Sanchez], who knew me from Sevilla. He told me to come here and that I’d be very happy and feel like player again at the level of two years ago.
“He knows me and where I have to improve, and now I’ll put myself at his disposal. I’m really looking forward [to playing under him].
“[Depor’s objectives] are the same as they were at Malaga last season. We must think about survival and, once that’s achieved, something else.”
Alberto is clearly never going to be a Liverpool player, especially considering the plethora of attacking midfield talents we currently have at our disposal. Although talented, he showed neither the physicality or hunger to take the chance we presented to him by the horns.
Expect a mis-table career in the Spanish leagues to follow.