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Liverpool Could Make £13M From Player They Sold In 2016

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Liverpool Could Make £13M From Player They Sold In 2016

Liverpool could make a tidy profit on a player they sold in 2016 after interest has drummed up for Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto.

The Spaniard left the Reds for the Italian capital six years ago in a deal worth £4.3m, and has become established as one of the elite midfielders in the Serie A.

His release clause sits at around £87m, so even if Lazio recoup around half of that, the Reds could make around £13m due to a 30% sell-on clause Michael Edwards inserted into the contract.

Alberto has been consistent for Lazio ever since his move, making 219 appearances and scoring 40 goals in his time with the club, including five in this current campaign.

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But consistency was never provided at either end at Anfield, meaning that the exciting midfielder who joined in 2013 left without much of a trace on his return from a multitude of loan spells at Malaga and Deportivo la Coruna, 

In September last year, Alberto admitted that he “wasted a couple of years” of his career when he signed for Liverpool.

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Speaking to Rivista Undici, Alberto said: “ When such a team calls you, you can’t say no.

“In a short time, I had gone from the Spanish second division to a team that could win the Premier League, with players like Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez or Daniel Sturridge.

“I had moved on to a completely different football; I realised that beyond the technical quality, I had to raise the level of many other things.

“Of course, it’s true: it would certainly have gone differently if they had called me at another time, but there are those who throw away fifteen years of their career; after all I have only wasted a couple of years.”

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Alberto has attracted interest from Barcelona in the past, but isn’t looking likely to leave Maurizio Sarri’s men for a while - but when he does, Liverpool will be there to scoop a healthy profit.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Transfers, Liverpool

Chris Stonadge
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