Former Red Luis Alberto has opened up on his time at Liverpool.
The Reds signed Alberto from Sevilla for a transfer fee of €8 million back in 2013.
Alberto eventually departed Liverpool for Lazio on a permanent basis in 2016.
“I didn’t do everything necessary to be at my level in terms of work and focus.
“It’s a shame, I lost a few years. At Liverpool, I adapted well, but it happened bit by bit.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
I love how Alberto has admitted that he could have done more to be a success at Liverpool.
It would have been easy to blame the club. Alberto did only make 12 senior appearances for the Reds, which means that he could have easily stated that he was not given an opportunity at Liverpool.
However, he has accepted some of the blame for failing at Liverpool.
Alberto seems to be doing reasonably well at Lazio. The attacking midfielder has scored 25 goals and registered 43 assists from 129 appearances.
That does suggest that Liverpool did sign a decent player, but it just did not work out for both parties at the time.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.