Luis Alberto has sealed a temporary switch to the La Liga side, according to a statement on Liverpool’s club website.
Alberto, 21, only moved to the Merseyside giants from Sevilla last summer but it appears that he will be plying his trade in his home country next season. Alberto made 12 first team appearances last season and featured for the U21 side sporadically, scoring an impressive hat-trick against Sunderland U21s in September.
It is hoped that this loan move will guarantee the youngster first team football and aid his growth as a footballer. It is thought that Liverpool will strengthen in the attacking midfield department this summer, and with the likes of Philipe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling impressing last season, it was always likely that the Spain U-21 international would have been watching from the sidelines for the majority of the upcoming campaign.
Alberto, who can also play in an advanced forward role or on the wings, will be seen as an ideal reinforcement for Malaga considering that Bartlomiej Pawlowski, Mounir El Hamdaoui, Nordin Amrabat and Oleksandr Iakovenko have just completed loan spells with the club.
Great things are expected of the playmaker, given the starlet is just 21 years of age and has appeared for Spain at all youth levels. He impressed in a spell for Barcelona’s B team in the 2012-13 season, before Liverpool snapped him up for a fee in the region of £7million in 2013.
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