Brendan Rodgers Compares New Signing Luis Alberto To Philipe Coutinho

Reds boss looks forward to working with Spanish new boy.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his excitement at the idea of working with Luis Alberto and has claimed that he reminds him of Philipe Coutinho, the Mirror reports.

The 20-year-old put the finishing touches on his £6 million move to Merseyside this weekend, and Rodgers believes that he can have the same impact at the club as his new teammate Coutinho did when he arrived from Inter Milan in January.

“Luis has the correct footballing profile and mentality to be a Liverpool player,” said Rodgers.

“I look forward to working with him to develop his talent and he joins a group of young exciting players at our club.

“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.

“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 implement.”

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