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Celtic should've looked at Luis Alberto last summer

Luis Alberto compete for the ball with Alessandro Gamberini and Stefano Sorrentino of AC Chievo Verona during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and SS Lazio at Stadio Marc'Antonio...

One former Liverpool man is impressing in Italy, but should Brendan Rodgers have re-signed him for Celtic?

Luis Alberto compete for the ball with Alessandro Gamberini and Stefano Sorrentino of AC Chievo Verona during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and SS Lazio at Stadio Marc'Antonio...

Ask Liverpool fans what they think of Luis Alberto and many will struggle to find anything good or bad to say about the Spaniard.

Signed by now-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers in 2013, the 25-year-old only managed a handful of senior appearances for the Reds and supporters won't have shed any tears when he left in 2016.

But Alberto is carving out a very successful career for himself in Italy and you wonder whether the Celtic manager should have tried to re-sign him last summer.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lazio picked him up for just £3.6 million in the summer of 2016 and Alberto has managed four goals and two assists in eight Serie A starts since then.

The former Liverpool man endured a slow start last term, but he has started all seven of Lazio's Serie A games this season and the winger - who has set up 20 chances - looks like having an excellent campaign.

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) competes for the ball with Leicester City FC defender Danny Simpson during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and...

Rodgers has Patrick Roberts and James Forrest for that right-wing role at Celtic, but few can argue that Alberto wouldn't impress in Scotland if he can in Italy's top flight - and he probably could have at least rivaled Lazio for his signature.

Given that he signed him for Liverpool, you wonder whether Alberto - formerly compared to Philippe Coutinho by the Northern Irishman, reported by The Mirror - would have considered a move to Paradise based on Rodgers's presence.

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