Barcelona reportedly want Luis Alberto, who Liverpool sold for £4.3m

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks dejected during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on January 21, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Premier League giants Liverpool might regret letting Luis Alberto leave for Serie A and Lazio because La Liga giants Barcelona want him now.

Luis Alberto looks to pass the ball during the match between the Melbourne Victory and Liverpool at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 24, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

Suso is not the only Spanish Serie A play-maker that Liverpool should regret giving up on.

Like the AC Milan talisman, Luis Alberto has been in sensational form for Lazio this season, finally showing the kind of creative talent that encouraged Liverpool to spend £6.8 million on him during the summer of 2013, as reported by the Daily Mail.

With six games to go, Lazio are currently occupying the fourth and final Champions League qualification place and Alberto’s performances are a major reason why. The 25-year-old has scored nine and set up another 11 in Italy’s top flight in 2017/18.

Luis Alberto of SS Lazio celebrates a sixth goal a penalty during the serie A match between SS Lazio and Benevento Calcio at Stadio Olimpico on March 31, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

And Gazzetta dello Sport (17 April, page 13) are even going as far as to claim that Alberto has now attracted the interest of Barcelona and has been lined up for a £26 million move to the Camp Nou this summer.

The one-time Spanish international spent the 2012/13 season on loan at Barcelona’s B team from Sevilla but this time around would challenge for a place in Ernesto Valverde’s first team, possibly on the left of a front three or in place of Andres Iniesta should the veteran bid farewell this summer.

FC Barcelona's Spanish head-coach Ernesto Valverde reacts as he speaks during a press conference on October 30, 2017 at the Karaiskaki stadium, in Athens, on the eve of the UEFA Champions...

And Barcelona’s reported interest does not reflect well on Liverpool’s decision to sell Alberto for just £4.3 million in August 2016 after the creative midfielder had made only 12 appearances for the Merseyside giants.

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