Luis Alberto has been speaking to Rivista Undici about his career so far, and he made an interesting comment about his time at Liverpool.
What’s the story?
Well, it was Brendan Rodgers who signed the Spaniard back in 2013, spending £6.8m to bring Alberto to Anfield.
However, Rodgers never really used the playmaker much, which made the decision to sign him a strange one.
Now, the Spaniard has admitted his stint on Merseyside was a waste of time.
As quoted by OKcalciomercato, Alberto said: “Of course, it’s true: it would certainly have gone differently if they had called me at another time, but there are those who throw away 15 years of their career; after all I have only wasted a couple of years.”
It wasn’t said in a malicious way, it seems. The 29-year-old is just aware that he stagnated at Liverpool, when he could’ve been developing elsewhere.
Should Liverpool have kept Luis Alberto?
Funnily enough, Alberto actually went on to do great things at Lazio after leaving Liverpool, which suggests Rodgers made a mistake.
Alberto also provided 51 assists as he became one of the best midfielders in Italy.
It did seem like Liverpool were perhaps a bit too hasty in offloading the Spaniard, who had never been given a proper chance at Anfield.
Nevertheless, the Reds have still been successful without Alberto, just as he’s also found happiness away from Anfield.
It may have been a waste of time, but at least both he and the Reds found success after going their separate ways.