Clubs lining up for Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto with midfielder set to end unsuccessful Anfield career

Luis Alberto, almost a forgotten figure at Liverpool in recent years, is likely to leave the club in the next few weeks with Sevilla among those showing interest in the £7 million-rated midfielder.

Clubs lining up for Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto with midfielder set to end unsuccessful Anfield career
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Luis Alberto could be set to leave Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp clears the deadwood out of his squad ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

Sergi Canos, Jordon Ibe and Martin Skrtel have all left the club already this week - earning Liverpool as much as £25 million if add-on clauses are eventually exercised - and Alberto is expected to follow.

The 23-year-old, who has spent the last two seasons out on loan, is attracting interest from Sevilla - the club he left for Merseyside three years ago, although no bid has yet been made.

It is thought there are a number of clubs looking at the midfielder, who the Reds want around £7 million for despite being left out of the squad for their first two pre-season friendlies.  

The Spaniard signed for the Reds back in the summer of 2013 for a fee in the region of £6.8 million but struggled to make an impact, featuring just 12 times in all competitions in his first season.

The following season, he was sent back to his homeland for a season-long loan spell with Malaga but made just 20 appearances, scoring twice.

He followed that up with another season-long loan last term, this time a much more successful one as he scored six goals and provided seven assists across 31 appearances in all competitions for Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.

Reds willing to let Alberto go if clubs meet asking price

Alberto in action for Deportivo against Real Madrid's Luka Modric last season. (Picture: Getty Images)
Alberto in action for Deportivo against Real Madrid's Luka Modric last season. (Picture: Getty Images)

But he has not featured for his parent club since a substitute appearance in Liverpool's 4-0 win over Everton back in January 2014 and is considered surplus to requirements under Jürgen Klopp.

The German had initially been keen to give Alberto an opportunity to impress in pre-season but with a number of suitors showing interest, the club are instead expected to cash in on the Spain Under-19 international.

Earlier in May, Alberto had told the International Business Times that he had been keen to return to Liverpool and work under Klopp - revealing that all they had "spoken about has been positive" and that the Reds boss was "an extra motivation" to play at Anfield.

But with no European football, there looks to be no place for the forward in Klopp's first-team squad as the manager continues his clear-out. 

With Ibe, Canos and Skrtel having all left for Bournemouth, Norwich City and Fenerbahce earlier this week, strikers Mario Balotelli and Christian Benteke are the next players in line to leave.

Liverpool were in negotiations with Crystal Palace, who submitted a £31.5 million bid for Benteke. However, the deal included at least £4.5 million of add-ons which the club had doubts about - but no progress has been reported.

The closure of the Chinese Super League transfer window on Friday means there are few suitors for Balotelli, who Liverpool remain desperate to offload despite having trained well in pre-season training thus far.