Luis Alberto
Luis Alberto says he knows joining Liverpool is a risk, but he\'s willing to take it.

Luis Alberto says he is excited to be joining a club of Liverpool's calibre as the winger edges ever closer to sealing a move to the side from Sevilla.

Alberto has long been on the Reds' radar, with Brendan Rodgers looking to boost his attacking options as Luis Suarez's future remains uncertain and Stewart Downing suffered another indifferent season.

The 20 year old has shown a lot of potential on loan for Barcelona B, scoring 11 times in 38 appearances, and admits that while it is a risk moving from Spain to join Rodgers' project at Liverpool, he believes it will be worth it.

"I've always said that this is the club where I grew up, it's my home," Alberto told Diario de Sevilla. "I owe a lot to Sevilla, although I'm leaving a little hurt because I haven't had the chance to show what I can do in the Primera Division.

"It seems like I was going to return to Sevilla, but the Liverpool thing came up and it's a very important step.

"I've had to take a difficult and important decision and I hope I've got it right."

The move is very close to being confirmed by Liverpool, with a fee in the region of £6.8m exhanging hands. Rodgers is already getting ready to pay out for Iago Aspas, as well as Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The club have also landed Kolo Toure on a free transfer from Manchester City as Rodgers works to put his stamp on the squad with a more limited budget and the aim of qualifying for the Champions League in the coming seasons.

And Alberto says that being a part of Liverpool's future success is something he will relish in, with the Spain under 21 international looking forward to doing his country proud in the Premier League.

"I'm very much looking forward to it," he explained. "I'm going to a club like Liverpool, a new culture, a new language, I have to adapt quickly but I'm really looking forward to this big step.

"There are many Spaniards in England and they are doing quite well. Seeing all of them succeeding there motivates me even more."