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The 20-year-old has signed a long-term contract with the Merseyside club after passing a medical, with the deal still subject to international clearance. Alberto, capped at several levels of youth football by Spain, spent last season on loan with Barcelona B, where he scored 11 goals and provided 17 assists in 38 appearances. “We are all delighted that Luis has decided to join Liverpool,” Reds manager Brendan Rodgers said. “He has the correct footballing profile and mentality to be a Liverpool player. I look forward to working with him to develop his talent and he joins a group of young exciting players at our club.” Alberto admitted he had been surprised when he became aware of Liverpool’s interest, but had no doubts about accepting their offer. “I feel like I’m in a bubble at the moment,” he told Liverpoolfc.com. “For me Liverpool is a top team. I feel like I am dreaming and I want to enjoy it to the full. I feel very excited, I’ve never felt so excited before but I’m very happy. I think I am the happiest man on earth. “I was surprised [when Liverpool showed interest in me]. You never expect this to happen to you. But as the deal moved forward, I became very happy and I wanted to come to Liverpool. “I have come here to enjoy moments with the supporters – and I know the supporters will help me to never walk alone. I hope that between us all we can make this club one of the greatest in the world, once again.” Alberto came through Sevilla’s academy and made his first-team debut in April 2011 before going out on loan. Liverpool have completed the signing of Spain youth international Luis Alberto from Sevilla. Press Association
THE Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) is inviting players, born between January 2000 and December 2001, to register with the union in order to vie for selection for next year’s Las Vegas 7s U-18 tournament.The tournament, set for April of 2018, will serve as a qualifying event for Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.According to the GRFU, Rugby Americas North (RAN) and games global governing body, World Rugby, will be assisting with 50% of the team’s airfare to the Las Vegas 7s.“With the age group being 17-18 years of age, the union hopes to attract more students to the exciting sport and more so encourage them to engage Rugby, which is an option in the Physical Education and Sport syllabus (effective for examinations from May, June 2014)” the GRFU said in a release.Guyana’s ‘Green Machine’ are the Caribbean’s most decorated 7s team, and had featured prominently at the world stage, playing against the likes of New Zealand, France, Australia and other IRB World Series.The GRFU stated that most of the players who featured in the Green Machine came from its U-19 Schools Programme.Since the debut of Rugby Sevens to the Olympics in Rio last year, greater emphasis has been placed on marketing the seven-a-side version of the Rugby as an Olympic sport with the International Olympic Committee’s decision to retain all 28 sports that featured at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games programme.