With La Liga outfit Malaga ending Liverpool striker Luis Alberto’s two year loan early, the future looked uncertain for the Spanish attacker, but he now appears to be heading back home with Deportivo La Coruna reportedly keen to give the 22-year old a home for the coming campaign.
After kick-starting his return to Spain with a goal on his début for Los Boquerones, Alberto went on to make only 15-appearances throughout the season as he fell behind Samu Castillejo and Southampton new boy Juanmi in the pecking order, finding the net only once more as Malaga finished 9th in the standings.
With that’s a respectable finish for the Javi Gracia’s side, Liverpool failed to impress over the course of last season, plodding to a sixth place finish and missing out on securing Champions League football for the coming campaign. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will be under pressure to deliver results right off the hop next year and Alberto has given no indication that he’s up to the challenge of returning to the Premier League quite yet. That being said, it doesn’t look like the Northern Irishman is ready to give up on him quite yet.
Confirmation of the move is expected to be announced within the next 48-hours with a medical rumoured to be scheduled for later on today. Deportivo manager Víctor Sánchez, who worked with Alberto during his time with the Sevilla youth team, is reportedly keen to help the midfielder rediscover the kind of form that earned him a move to Liverpool in the first place after the versatile midfielder struggled last season.