Malaga agree to terminate loan of Liverpool forward Luis Alberto

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Luis Alberto is returning to Liverpool, after a disappointing campaign with Malaga in La Liga.

Malaga have reached an agreement to terminate the loan deal of Luis Alberto, according to Diario SUR, with the player heading back to Liverpool and facing an uncertain future.

There were high hopes for Spanish forward Luis Alberto, when he completed a two-year loan move from Liverpool to Malaga last summer. Indeed, positive displays in his first outings, indicated the deal was going to prove successful.

The former Barcelona youth product scored on his debut for Malaga, helping them start the 2014-15 campaign in La Liga with a 1-0 victory against Athletic Club Bilbao.

Luis Alberto remained a key element in the side for the next five games, but gradually fell out of favour with manager Javi Gracia, as the quality of his performances appeared to decline.

In the end, the 22-year-old finished the season having only made six starts, in a total of 15 appearances in La Liga, plus 3 starts from 5 outings in the Copa del Rey.

Part of the difficulty for Luis Alberto, was inevitably the emergence and excellent performances of Samu Castillejo, who slotted in well alongside other Malaga youth products, Juanmi and Samuel Garcia.

Over the last few days, Juanmi has completed a move to Southampton, whilst Castillejo and Garcia were both sold to La Liga rivals Villarreal. 

However, clear that Luis Alberto hasn't offered enough to convince the coaching staff at Malaga, even with the recent departures, the Costa del Sol club have still opted to end his loan deal early.

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