However, he did not make his mark on the Reds, managing only 12 appearances over three years and spending time on loan in Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna.
He left for Lazio in 2016, becoming a key player for Eagles .
Speaking to France Football, in quotes translated by Sport Witness, Alberto says that he moved to Anfield too early in his career and that it is only in the last two years that he has really been able to focus on performance at the highest level.
He said, “I think it’s a little bit my fault.
“I did not do everything necessary to be at my level in terms of work and concentration.
“What I should have done at 20, I could only do at 25.
“It’s a shame, I lost a few years. I’m 27 years old now. I try to make the most of it and I think there is still a lot of time to keep having fun.
“I left Spain quickly, and especially in a context, within the B team of Barcelona.
“In Liverpool, I adapted well, but it happened little by little.
“I ended up reaching a good level, with the possibility of playing a little. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a chance to win the Premier League. ”