He might be Liverpool’s ultimate forgotten man, but there is a chance that Luis Alberto could remain part of Liverpool’s first-team picture.
The Spaniard contributed 13 goals and assists in La Liga for Deportivo last season, but has returned to England after his loan spell ended.
Despite widespread reports that Liverpool are looking to sell Alberto for a fee of around £4.5m, the Liverpool Echo report that the club would be happy to let the midfielder fight for his place in the first team if no move materialises.
Alberto’s agent has also spoken to Marca about his client’s future.
“He belongs to Liverpool and has to return,” Alvaro Torres said.
We have already been informed that he will attend the pre-season with Liverpool.
“During the transfer market in May, we know little. The first thing is to talk with Liverpool and see what opinion they have on Alberto.”
With the Echo also reporting that Jurgen Klopp has been impressed by Alberto’s performances since going out on loan in 2014, the Spaniard could be about to come in from the cold.