Brendan Rodgers :”He’s [Luis Alberto] a big talent

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Brendan Rodgers is happy about his new arrival Luis Alberto and believes he can follow in the footsteps of Coutinho, who made an instant impact at Anfield.

“He’s another Coutinho-type. We brought in young Philippe Coutinho in January when he was 20 years of age but he had good experience and more importantly fitted the profile of what we’re trying to do here and what we’re trying to build: he told talkSPORT

The 20-year-old Spaniard signed a long-term deal with the liverpool.

“Young Luis is exactly the same – a talented, very highly-rated young player when he was at Sevilla, but obviously spent last season at Barcelona B.

“He’s a big talent and one for now that can play. He’s got competitive games behind him and is one we see progressing over the next few years. “Importantly, he knows the type of game and model we’re trying to work in.”

Alberto is Liverpool’s third transfer signing so far this summer after the club also acquired the services of Kolo Toure and Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas.

Rodgers added: “We’re losing an absolute colossal player in Jamie Carragher, who was absolutely brilliant for me. It’s very, very hard to replace that type.

“Kolo Toure will give us that experience and winning mentality. He’s still very fit, very strong and will come in, offer that support and fight for his place in the team.

“Iago Aspas was one of the stars for Celta Vigo. He’s a goalscorer, he’s quick, dynamic, aggressive in his game and has a winning mentality.

“I feel these are the types of players that can come into Liverpool and keep our momentum moving forward. Players that are hungry to succeed, because that’s important for us.

“We have to bring in players that are willing to fight for the shirt and these players are very much hungry to do that.”

There is still doubt over the future of the reds star Luis Suarez who is still away in Brazil at the Confederations Cup amid interest from Real Madrid.

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