Luis Alberto has left Liverpool to join Italian outfit Lazio for a £4.3 million fee, according to the Independent.

The Spaniard spent the last two seasons on loan with Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna respectively. Signed by Brendan Rodgers, he only made 12 appearances for Liverpool in the 2013/14 season.

Liverpool will receive £4.3 million up-front from Lazio, with a clause in his contract stipulating that if Lazio sells him in the future then Liverpool will receive 30% of his fee.

The Spaniard never had much of a future in the Premier League and is very much the sort of creative player that is unsuited to playing in England due to the physical demands of the game. Rodgers signed Alberto, along with Iago Aspas, another Spanish player who couldn’t hack it in England’s premier division.

The only moment of note for Alberto at Liverpool was his through ball for Suarez during the Reds’ 5-0 drubbing of Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Luis Alberto assisting a goal for Luis Suarez
Via Giphy
Alberto will be much more suited to the tempo of the game in Italy and I wish him well.

Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.


  1. FSG must be pleased. They have increased their tidy little profit somewhat and still a couple of sales left before the night is out! Splendid.