Luis Alberto
Luis Alberto struggled to convince Rodgers he deserved a place in the manager's line-up last seasonReuters

Liverpool loanee Luis Alberto has admitted he doesn't know whether he will back to Anfield next season or will stay at Malaga for another campaign.

The 21-year-old offensive midfielder struggled to make the impact expected on Merseyside last season and Brendan Rodgers let him move to Malaga in order to gain more playing time.

Liverpool agreed a two-season loan move with the option to take him back next summer but Alberto admits his future is uncertain.

"I am here [at Malaga] to give it my all because I don't know what the future holds for me, or if I'll stay beyond this season," he told Malaga's official website.

The Spaniard admits he is enjoying his time in La Liga, having been a crucial player for Malaga since the very beginning and even scoring a goal in their 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga opener.

"I was really looking forward to getting my first goal – it always acts as a nice platform for you to build upon, especially when you come to a new club. It gives me peace of mind to get up and running, I'm enjoying my football at the moment."

The Spaniard spent a season in Barcelona's B team on loan from Sevilla before moving to Anfield, scoring 11 goals in the second division.

When asked about his time at the Nou Camp, and about how his former Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez will adapt to the Spanish giants, he said: "Luis [Suárez] has lots of character."

"He's a fighter on the field and that's something [Barca coach] Luis Enrique really likes. With Leo [Messi] and Luis together, I don't doubt that Barça will be one of the best teams this season."

Alberto will face the Catalans in the next La Liga game on Wednesday night, hoping to secure a victory against the current leaders.

"I have good memories from Barcelona, but I hope they don't fare too well so we can get something out of the game" he said. "I think the new team under Luis Enrique has regained that intensity that they lacked last year. They've picked up the pace, without a doubt.

"We have to make sure we do our jobs – it might well become a case of us getting few chances in the game, but we have to take them when they arrive."