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Luis Alberto hits hat-trick in Liverpool U21 win

Liverpool summer signing Luis Alberto struck a hat-trick in the U21's 5-2 win over Sunderland.

The former Barcelona winger hit a superb treble in the rout.

Summer signing Tiago Ilori made an encouragingly solid Reds debut as Alex Inglethorpe's side cancelled out strikes from Alejandro Rodriguez-Gorrin and David Moberg Karlsson through low drives by Jack Dunn and Alberto.

Raheem Sterling handed Liverpool the lead with an effort that bobbled narrowly over the line before the heroic Alberto ensured that the Reds couldn't be caught with a composed header and penalty.

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