Watch: Ex-Liverpool man Luis Alberto’s excellent late equaliser for Lazio


Former Liverpool forward Luis Alberto was the hero for Lazio on Saturday with a brilliant late equaliser against Genoa.

Alberto, who Liverpool signed from Sevilla during Brendan Rodgers spell as manager, never settled at Anfield and failed to prove his worth before being loaned out to Malaga and Deportivo.

Lazio paid £4.3million to sign the Spaniard in the summer but has hardly featured, making only seven appearances in Serie A, five of which have been from the bench.

But the 24-year-old came up with the goods on Saturday, with his side desperate for a goal.

A defeat would have seen Lazio fall seven points behind third-place Napoli in the race for Champions League qualification, and they were trailing to Genoa goals from Giovanni Simeone and Goran Pandev.

Lucas Biglia had equalised before Pandev’s second-half goal, but Alberto, on as a late substitute, rescued a point with an excellent strike from the edge of the box.

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Lazio are now one point ahead of Atalanta.

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