Report: Everton want to sign Luis Alberto who said leaving Liverpool was 'best decision of his life'

Matthew Chivers November 24, 2020
Report: Everton want to sign Luis Alberto who said leaving Liverpool was 'best decision of his life'
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Lazio’s Luis Alberto, who left Liverpool in 2016, has been linked with a move to Everton, as reported by La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Although Alberto has been a key player for Lazio since his move to Serie A, internal tensions at the club could force the player out.

Earlier this month, Alberto spoke out against Lazio’s owner Claudio Lotito on an online broadcasting platform, which has lead to rumours of a move to Goodison Park.

Online outburst

According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Alberto expressed his frustrations on Twitch about the club’s purchase of a new private plane.

This caused tension between Alberto and Lotito, the player later apologised for his actions.

Now 28, Alberto stood out last season as a key player for Lazio scoring six goals and providing 16 assists in the league.

The Spaniard has made 143 appearances as an attacking midfielder for Lazio since his move from Liverpool, scoring 27 goals and making 44 assists.

Lazio would be losing an important player if Alberto was to leave, fellow Serie A sides Inter Milan and Juventus are also said to be interested.

Leaving Liverpool

In 2013, Liverpool signed Alberto from Sevilla for around £7 million, he had only made nine senior appearances for the La Liga team.

He went on to only play 12 times in three years for the Reds, in what turned out to be a disappointing move.

In that time, Alberto went out on loan to Malaga and Deportivo De La Coruna in pursuit of first-team action.

As reported by Onda Cero, Alberto described his move away from Anfield as ‘one of the best decisions of his life’.

Although he has impressed in Italy, Alberto has before spoken of his desire return to Sevilla one day, where his career began.

The 28-year-old has made just one appearance for the Spanish national team, which came against Costa Rica in 2017.

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Graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2019, and has since become a qualified NCTJ journalist, studying at News Associates in Manchester.