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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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sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

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eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

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ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

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