He made 12 appearances in all competitions during his first season at Anfield but he was never given a chance in the first team following Jurgen Klopp’s appointment.
Rodgers is aware of interest in two of his midfielders – Youri Tielemans and James Maddison – and believes that Alberto would be a worthy replacement for either of them.
With impressive vision and range of passing, Alberto is capable of playing in deeper or more advanced positions.
The talented Spaniard has been a star of Lazio’s midfield and one of the most consistent players in Serie A over the last five years.
The club have routinely qualified for Europe during Alberto’s time at the Stadio Olimpico and even won the Coppa Italia in 2019, beating Atalanta 2-0 in the final.
He was rewarded with a call-up to the Spain squad in November 2017, making his debut in a 5-0 thrashing of Costa Rica.
An excellent striker of the ball, and a set-piece specialist, Alberto has scored 36 goals in 181 games for Lazio.
The 28-year-old remains a lynchpin of Maurizio Sarri’s side, starting in yesterday’s thrilling 3-2 win over fierce rivals Roma as they moved up to sixth in the table.
Alberto is valued at £40million and has four years left on his contract after signing an extension last September.
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