Liverpool ‘could make millions’ from masterstroke agreement by Michael Edwards

Liverpool could be set for a cash injection this summer thanks a clause included in the deal to sell for former player Luis Alberto by sporting director Michael Edwards.

Spanish playmaker Alberto proved to be a huge flop at Anfield, making just nine Premier League appearances in the three years he was contracted to the club.

Two loan spells and a few reserve games later, Reds bosses decided to ship him on again, with Lazio offering £3.6m.

However, the 27-year-old has managed to resurrect his career in the Serie A, and become an important player for the Rome-based club who currently sit top of the ranks in Italy.

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His form has been so impressive that Lazio are keen to tie Alberto down to a new long-term deal, with a reported release clause of £87m.

But if the Spain international opts not to extend his stay at the Stadio Olimpico, it’s thought that the Biancocelesti are open to selling him this summer for as much as £69m.

Thanks to some nifty work from Anfield bigwig Edwards though, the Reds are set to cash in if the Italian club do opt to sell.

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Back in 2016, Edwards and his team managed to negotiate a 30 per cent sell-on clause when Alberto left to join Lazio.

So should Lazio manage to get the full £69m for the player, the Reds could bank £21m.

Edwards’ work behind the scenes has come in for high praise, with his analytical approach proving to have huge success when it comes to signing players.

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The former Tottenham Head of Performance Analysis has been behind deals including Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk in recent years.

Liverpool are back in action on Wednesday when they will look to overturn a one-goal deficit against Atletico Madrid to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

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