Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto is set for another loan stint away from Merseyside in 2015-16 after completing a move to Deportivo La Coruna.

Deportivo confirmed via their official website on 6 July that the 22-year-old has successfully completed a medical and agreed to return to La Liga until 30 June 2016.


It is the second time Luis Alberto has been sent out on loan by manager Brendan Rodgers since joining Liverpool from Sevilla in a £6.8m ($10.6m) deal two summers ago.

Last season, he was dispatched to Malaga on an initial two-year arrangement but returned to Anfield halfway through having evidently failed to impress during just 24 total appearances at Estadio La Rosaleda.

Luis Alberto did not feature at all after coming on as a second-half substitute during the 2-0 victory over Cordoba in March and his time at Malaga will have done preciously little to convince Rodgers of his long-term Premier League future.

Liverpool, who recently appointed Sean O'Driscoll and Pep Lijnders to the club's coaching staff following the departures of former assistant Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh, have already sought to strengthen their squad considerably this summer with the addition of six new first-team players.

Striker Danny Ings and experienced England international James Milner both moved to Anfield following the end of their contracts at Burnley and Manchester City respectively, while former Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan will replace Brad Jones as chief back-up to Simon Mignolet.

Versatile defender Joe Gomez has arrived after proving his quality in the Championship with Charlton Athletic last term and Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino joins from Bundsliga outfit Hoffenheim. Rodgers also completed the signing of talented right-back Nathaniel Clyne in a £12.5m ($19.5m) deal from Southampton.