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Liverpool loan out Alberto

Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto has joined Malaga on loan.

Last Updated: 26/06/14 at 14:33 Post Comment

Luis Alberto: Started just twice during first season at Anfield

Luis Alberto: Started just twice during first season at Anfield

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The 21-year-old will spend the whole fo the forthcoming season back in Spain after starting just twice in his first year at Anfield.

Liverpool paid a reported £6.8m for Alberto when he was bought from Sevilla last summer, but he was last seen in action in Janaury.

A club statement read: "Liverpool today confirmed that midfielder Luis Alberto has completed a season-long loan switch to Spanish outfit Malaga.

"The 21-year-old, who arrived at Anfield from Sevilla last summer, will spend the entirety of 2014-15 with the side that finished 11th last season."

Liverpool's hopes of signing another Sevilla player, left-back Alberto Moreno, are slim according to quotes attributed to the club's sporting director.

Spanish newspaper El Correo de Andalucia quoted Monchi as saying: "The matter of Alberto is practically settled. We couldn't reach an agreement and I don't think it can be revived.

"I don't think we'll make a lot of moves but if on August 14 a club comes along and they give you a mountain of cash, well....I know you don't like to hear it, but we are economic managers.

"My feeling is that the negotiations are paralysed and I don't see any hint that they will be restarted. We put a price on our players which we believe to be appropriate. Whoever wants to buy, can buy, and if you can't...."

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