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Luis Alberto Sale Would Allow Liverpool To Benefit From A 'Masterstroke Clause' Included In Lazio Deal

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Luis Alberto Sale Would Allow Liverpool To Benefit From A 'Masterstroke Clause' Included In Lazio Deal

Liverpool still have time to secure a sizable payday thanks to a 'masterstroke clause' that sporting director Michael Edwards included in Luis Alberto's transfer to Lazio.

The Reds signed Alberto from Sevilla in 2013 for £6.8m, but the Spaniard failed to make a lasting impact at Anfield.

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Alberto only managed nine appearances for the Premier League club and was loaned out to Malaga and Deportivo.

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Liverpool cut their losses on the 28-year-old former Sevilla player after they sold him to Lazio in 2016 in a £4.3m deal plus add-ons.

Alberto has had a more beneficial time in Italy and scored eight times and picked up two assists in 30 appearances this season.

The Spain international scored seven times and registered 17 assists in 41 appearances last season.

Alberto was linked with Premier League and European clubs last year before he signed a new five-year deal with Lazio.

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According to reports, the former Reds player had a whopping £87m release clause included in his new Lazio deal.

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And Liverpool could benefit significantly from a club buying Alberto should he hit peak levels of playing.

Edwards, who was appointed sporting director in 2016, and his team added a 30 per cent sell-on clause in Alberto's transfer to Lazio.

That's according to the Liverpool Echo, which described the decision as a potential "stroke of genius."

The newspaper claims that even if Alberto was sold at half of his release clause (£43.5m), Liverpool would walk away with £13m.

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Lazio are currently seventh in Serie A and are six points off from a top-four spot.

Simone Inzaghi's men strengthened their top-four challenge with a 1-0 victory over Udinese at the Stadio Friuli on Sunday.

Lazio will resume their Serie A campaign after the international break as they host Spezia at the Stadio Olimpico on 3rd April.

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Topics: Liverpool, Lazio, Football, Serie A, Premier League, England, Italy

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