Liverpool could be set to profit from an AWOL star at Lazio who flopped at Anfield.
Attacking-midfielder Luis Alberto spent just one season at Liverpool, having joined from Sevilla in 2013 for £6.8m.
However, after nine Premier League appearances appearances, he failed to impress then manager Brendan Rodgers, and was loaned out to Malaga the following season.
In 2016, Alberto joined Lazio for a cut price, and has gone on to become an important player for the Serie A side.
However, it appears that his time in Rome is up after he went AWOL from Lazio's early pre-season training, much to the frustration on new boss Maurizio Sarri.
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In a warning to the player that he may face disciplinary action, Sarri said on Friday: “Luis Alberto did not respond to a call, it’s a managerial and corporate problem.
“From a moral point of view, he must speak with me and with his teammates. And he must convince us about the reasons for his delay.
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“Otherwise, he will have to apologise to me and to the others. In my teams, there’s no death penalty for those who don’t respect the rules, but certain situations must still be clarified."
Should Sarri decide to sell Alberto this summer, the Reds are set to profit due to a 30 percent sell-on clause they included in their deal to sell him to the Italian club five years ago.
Having scored nine goals in 34 Serie A appearances last season from midfield, Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Alberto is wanted Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.
And he could cost as much as €50million, according to Football Italia, which would see Liverpool net an eye-watering €15million, should such a deal go ahead.
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