11 Sept 2016

'I Had To Go': €6m Liverpool misfit blames 'Suarez/Sturridge' for his Anfield failure

Last month, Luis Alberto finally left Liverpool and signed a permanent deal with Serie A stalwarts Lazio, and in a new interview this week, the Spanish attacker explained why he had to leave Anfield.

Speaking to Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato, Alberto noted:

"I was very young, and came from a level below the Premier League. Plus, I had Suarez, Sturridge, and others ahead of me. It was not easy, so I had to and go get experience elsewhere".

Alberto makes a valid point. SAS aside, Alberto also faced competition from Gerrard, Sterling, Hendo, Coutinho, and Moses. Additionally, in the season he arrived (2013-14), Liverpool mounted a title challenge, so BR understandably stuck with Suarez et al for much of the season.

Alberto - who cost Lazio €6m - is not bitter, though, and insists his time at Anfield was productive:

"Training with these players, Gerrard, Lucas Leiva and Luis Suarez, it was great because it helps you a lot in your career".

At the age of 23, Alberto needs to be playing regular first-team football, so a move away is arguably the right decision. Unfortunately, three games into the new Serie A season, and Alberto is yet to feature for Lazio.

Perhaps history is repeating itself?


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