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Alberto: I have to be patient

Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto accepts that he will have to remain patient if he wants to become a first team regular at Anfield.

Last Updated: 13/11/13 at 16:39 Post Comment

Luis Alberto: Accepts he may have to be patient as he waits for his first Premie

Luis Alberto: Accepts he may have to be patient as he waits for his first Premie

The 21-year-old Spaniard left Sevilla for Merseyside in a £7m deal during the summer but has been offered just 76 minutes of Premier League action by Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool's best start to a season for many campaigns will also have played its part in limiting Alberto's opportunities this season.

All of his five league appearances, so far, have been as a substitute and Alberto admits he has had to work hard in the gym to improve his physical conditioning.

Alberto said: "I would like to play more, I am waiting for my chances. The truth is I need to play more and I hope to do it.

"I have to wait for the manager to start having confidence in me and then repay his confidence on the pitch.

"I have been working a few months and I have learned and I am going to wait for my moment.

"I have discovered it is faster football, more physical, and you have to be in better physical condition.

"I have improved in many aspects: my physique is better and I am heavier now - these details contribute to better preparation."

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