Liverpool’s Luis Alberto following Philippe Coutinho’s example
Liverpool forward Luis Alberto says he wants to follow Philippe Coutinho's impact at Liverpool as he waits for a chance to shine
Luis Alberto says he is looking to follow Philippe Coutinho’s example at Liverpool.
The Spain Under-21 international has made a handful of substitute appearances in the Premier League following his £6.8m switch to the Reds from Sevilla in the summer transfer window.
However, Alberto, 21, is willing to wait for his chance to impress manager Brendan Rodgers, whilst admitting he needs to work on his physical condition to cope with the rigours of the English top flight.
“I admire Philippe and we get on well on and off the pitch,” Alberto told Liverpool’s website.
“He can be one of the people who are an example for me. I look at many people as an example.
“Not only Philippe but various others have said I need to be patient and work well and it will happen.
“When it arrives, then I have to show that I am good enough for Liverpool.”
He added: “I would like to play more, I am waiting for my chances. The truth is I need to play more and I hope to do it,” said the Spaniard.
“I want to play but there are many colleagues that are working well.
“I have to wait for the manager to start having confidence in me and (then) repay his confidence on the pitch.
“I have been working a few months and I have learned and I am going to wait for my moment.
“I have discovered it is faster football, more physical, and you have to be in better physical condition.
“I have improved in many aspects: my physique is better and I am heavier now – these details contribute to better preparation.”