£6.8m Liverpool starlet celebrates former club's victory on Twitter

Luis Alberto was one very happy camper last night - as his beloved Sevilla defeated rivals Real Betis in the Europa League.

Tottenham Hotspur might have fell short in their attempt at a miraculous Europa League comeback - but Spanish outfit Sevilla didn’t.

They lost the first-leg of the Seville derby 2-0 at home - leaving them with a mountain to climb against La Liga’s basement club.

But they pulled it off - winning 2-0 in normal time before coming through penalties 4-3.

For Real Betis fans it was another huge setback after what has been a dreadful season - the Europa Leage was the only shining light left, and their fierce rivals have now taken it from them.

But for Sevilla fans there was jubilation - including from one Liverpool player.

Luis Alberto spent last season on loan at Barcelona B from the Sanchez Pizjuan and impressed sufficiently to earn himself a £6.8 million move to Liverpool this summer.

His time at Anfield has, so far, been slightly disappointing - as he finds first-team opportunities limited.

But last night he shared his good mood with the people of Twitter after his boyhood club pulled off a memorable derby win at the most crucial of times.

Liverpool fans will be hoping he posts a similar Tweet come May - with The Reds the topic.

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