Luis Alberto is a versatile Spanish forward who arrived at Anfield from Sevilla in June 2013.
Alberto was born on September 28, 1992 in San Jose del Valle, Cadiz on the south-west coast of Spain.
Aged 12 he was scouted by Sevilla and brought into their academy system, where he underwent five years of training before progressing to Sevilla B in 2009.
The youngster can play anywhere across the attacking line and is comfortable being deployed just behind the striker.
He is equally proficient using either foot and combines strength, impressive ball control and vision to dangerous effect.
Former Sevilla manager Gregorio Manzano handed Alberto his first-team debut against Getafe when the forward was just 18 years of age in April 2011.
Alberto took to the field to replace another youth graduate, Rodri, in the second half of Sevilla's 1-0 loss.
He would go on to gain another six first-team appearances for the club prior to departing for Anfield in June 2013; however, it was at B level for both Sevilla and then later Barcelona where Alberto made his name.
During his second season at Sevilla he was handed an extended run in the B side and the attacker recorded an average of just under a goal every other game as he found the net an impressive 16 times in 34 matches.
Between 2009 and 2012, Alberto appeared 77 times for Sevilla B and fired 25 goals.
He spent the 2012-13 campaign on loan at Barcelona B, where he notched an impressive 11 goals - and was devastating with his creativity, providing 17 assists in 38 appearances.
At 182 centimetres, he was one of the tallest players in the Barcelona B side; however, Luis still demonstrated as much technical excellence as the rest of the gifted Barca squad.
The Spaniard has represented his country at three different age levels, turning out for the U18s and U19s before making his U21s bow against Belgium in February 2013. He has netted once on the international stage - a goal for the U19s.
On June 22, Brendan Rodgers swooped to make the 20-year-old his second signing of the 2013 summer transfer window.
After impressing during the Reds' pre-season preparations, Alberto made his competitive debut for the club in a 4-2 extra-time victory over Notts County in the Capital One Cup in August 2013.
Having found first-team opportunities scarce during his maiden campaign, the young attacker completed a season-long loan switch to Spanish outfit Malaga in June 2014.
That loan move started spectacularly as he scored the only goal in Los Boquerones first game of the season against Athletic Bilbao, continuing his development in La Liga throughout 2014-15.