Report: Liverpool to sell attacker Luis Alberto back to Spain as summer overhaul continues

Liverpool’s Luis Alberto has failed to shine on Merseyside.

As per a report in the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are intent on offloading out of favour attacker Luis Alberto, with Deportivo La Coruna mooted as a possible destination.

The one-time capped Spanish U21 international joined Liverpool from La Liga outfit Sevilla in 2013 after impressing scouts during a successful loan spell with the Barcelona B team.

Aged just 22, he initially impressed in the Reds’ youth team, scoring a hat-trick on one occasion and then providing an assist for the first-team shortly after during a 5-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Unable to break into the  senior side on a regular basis, Brendan Rodgers opted to loan him back to La Liga last summer in an effort to find him valuable experience, but his campaign with Malaga has been a disappointment.

Now, with the Anfield outfit bringing in Danny Ings, James Milner and Roberto Firmino as attacking additions, players need to be offloaded and Alberto is among those likely to leave.

“Liverpool are also set to continue their clear-out by offloading Spanish winger Luis Alberto to Deportivo La Coruna,” the Mirror report.

Should Liverpool look to offload Luis Alberto?

Despite having plenty of time on his side, Luis Alberto has failed to progress since signing for Liverpool and the Premier League’s physicality would arguably prove too much for him.

Predominantly a winger, the Reds now have plenty of options out wide and with depth at their disposal, their task is to now offload those out of favour and only bring in players who will improve the first-team.

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