Liverpool’s on loan Spaniard Luis Alberto has aspirations of returning to the club following his temporary spell with Deportivo La Coruna, IBTimes reports.
The 23-year-old arrived from Sevilla in summer 2013, but barely featured during his debut campaign and was shipped out to Malaga last season and Deportivo this.
In 2015/16 he’s started to prove his undeniable talent, scoring and assisting six goals apiece in La Liga, establishing himself as a guaranteed starter for the relegation battlers.
Many Reds have forgotten about Alberto, but the playmaker wants to return to Melwood and prove himself under Jurgen Klopp – perhaps buoyed by the performance Liverpool put on against Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final just won.
“It is obvious that having Klopp as a manager is an extra motivation to return to Liverpool,” Alberto began.
“When I was there I could see that he has changed everything, the atmosphere and the club. You can feel it. Everything I heard about him was good. He is transforming Liverpool. Of course I am very excited to work under him, trying to improve and stay in the squad to becoming into an important player for Liverpool.
“I spoke a bit with Klopp, but during the whole season I have been in contact with his staff to see how I am and to follow my evolution.
“Since the arrival of Klopp, the feeling has been positive, they have been in contact with me through one of his assistants and all we have spoken about has been positive.”
Alberto’s ambition should be admired, but unfortunately for the player, his position is well covered for in the Liverpool squad already. Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino are top, proven attacking midfielders, while there’s strong suggestions Klopp will bring in another – with Javier Pastore (via Daily Mail) and Andriy Yarmolenko (via Mirror) linked.
Alberto may get a chance during our pre-season tour, as many of the first-teamers will have extended breaks due to international competition – so he’ll need to hit the ground running to impress Liverpool’s boss.