thumbnail Hello,

The 20-year-old says he can play across the front three, while he is motivated by the challenge of adapting to the Premier League like fellow Reds midfielder Philippe Coutinho

Luis Alberto insists he is looking forward to featuring across the front line for Liverpool and is adjusting well to the Premier League after moving from Sevilla.

The 20-year-old forward arrived in June for £6.8 million after registering 11 goals and 17 assists last season during a loan spell with Barcelona B.

And the Spaniard feels he can play in any attacking role at Anfield as he adjusts to the Premier League.

He told the club’s official website: "I can play in any number of positions from midfield all the way to up front. I don't feel out of place anywhere and I'm comfortable out wide - on either right or left wing, through the middle, as a 'false nine'... I can play in every position.

"I'm quite happy. I've arrived here from a different league where there is a lower level of intensity and tempo, but I'm getting used to things and so yes, I'm pretty pleased how it's going.

"You can see the differences straight away in training - it is more intense and high tempo. You have to be in pretty good shape physically to be able to cope with the tempo over here. That's what I'm focusing on currently, trying to get up to speed with the tempo of my teammates."

After admitting it would likely take time to adjust completely to his new league, Luis Alberto named fellow attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho and former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso as examples he wants to follow at Anfield.

The Real Madrid and Spain midfielder joined the club from Real Sociedad for £10.7 million and went on to win the Champions League in 2005 under manager Rafa Benitez, while attacker Coutinho has scored three goals in 13 appearances since joining last season.

He added: "It would be great to have the same success that Xabi Alonso enjoyed in his time here.

"For me not only is he an excellent player but also a real professional who you have to admire because it's something to be proud of that we have players like that in Spain.

"I know Philippe mostly from his time playing for Espanyol in the Spanish League. He's been playing at the top level. I can watch and learn from him - we're the same age, both young, we both want to progress and give everything and bust a gut to make sure we succeed."

Related

From the web