Deportivo La Coruña close to securing loan deal for Liverpool winger

Luis Alberto is set to complete a loan move from Liverpool to Deportivo La Coruña.

His loan deal last season with Malaga was far from a happy experience for Luis Alberto, but without any prospects of featuring in the plans of Brendan Rodgers at Anfield, another loan move looms.

According to Galician outlet La Voz de Galicia, a deal has been agreed between Liverpool and Deportivo La Coruña, which will see the 22-year-old head to the Riazor stadium for the 2015-16 season in La Liga.

After competing in just 267 minutes of his first season with Liverpool, the player is keen to get more regular action, but whilst he made a good start to his loan spell at Malaga last season, Luis Alberto was eventually frozen of the plans of manager Javi Gracia.

During his spell at La Rosaleda, Luis Alberto only realised a total of 846 minutes during 20 appearances, in which he also found the back of the net twice.

Malaga had agreed a two-year loan deal with Liverpool, but eventually opted to cut that short at the end of the 2014-15 season, clear that the former Barcelona and Sevilla player wasn't an option they would consider looking ahead.

Able to operate as a central attacking midfielder, or on either flank, Deportivo La Coruña are hoping that Luis Alberto will be able to demonstrate the best of his abilities and the kind of form, which originally encouraged Liverpool to splash out €8 million on a player they hoped had great potential.

Certainly, he'll be keen to prove his worth with Deportivo and another opportunity in the Spanish top-flight, whilst also making up for what have effectively been two lost seasons with little progress in his career.

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