Liverpool's Luis Alberto set for second Spanish loan move - sources

Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto will be allowed to leave the club on loan again next season, sources have told ESPN FC.

Former Spain under-21 international Alberto has struggled to make an impact since arriving at Anfield from Sevilla for £6.8m in 2013.

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Malaga, and Deportivo La Coruna are reportedly interested in striking a similar deal for the new campaign.

Alberto has made only nine Premier League appearances for Liverpool, all of them as a substitute, with his only two starts coming in cup competitions.

But rather than move the player out on a permanent basis, manager Brendan Rodgers will sent him out on loan again in the hope that his development will be aided by regular first-team football in Spain.

Alberto is still relatively inexperienced at the highest level, having played most of his football for the B teams of Sevilla and Barcelona.