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Liverpool offload midfielder to Lazio

Luis Alberto did not make an impact at Liverpool. Credit: PA

Liverpool have confirmed the sale of Spanish winger Luis Alberto to Lazio in a deal believed to be worth an initial £4.3million, rising to a potential £6million.

The 23-year-old has failed to make an impact since his arrival at Anfield three years ago and has since spent time on loan at Malaga and Deportivo la Coruna.


Lazio appoint ex-Argentina and Chile boss Marcelo Bielsa

Lazio have confirmed the appointment of former Argentina and Chile manager Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach.

The 60-year-old has been out of a job since August 2015 after he resigned as manager of Marseille but will officially join the Biancocelesti on Saturday.

The appointment ends rumours that Marcelo Bielsa could return to manage Argentina after his spell in charge between 1998 and 2004. Credit: PA

Lazio sacked Stefano Pioli in April and named their former striker Simone Inzaghi as boss until the end of the season.

Inzaghi, 40, guided the club to eighth place in Serie A but their failure to win a place in the Europa League next season has resulted in a move for the experienced Bielsa.

Lazio's eagle mascot attacked by crow

Lazio's mascot eagle Olimpia was attacked by a crow as it flew its normal pre-match ritual before the start of their Serie A soccer match against Chievo Verona.

The brave crow didn't like Olimpia parading around its stomping ground and went for the white-headed eagle.

Hey, pick on someone your own size. Credit: Reuters

Lazio, who are currently second in Serie A, drew the match 1-1.

It's unknown whether the eagle, or anyone else but the crow, was bothered.

Are you sure you want to do that, Mr.Crow? Credit: Reuters

Man United want to sign Argentine midfielder from Lazio

Man United will target Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia in the summer after failing to land him during last month's winter window.

Would Biglia fit into Man United's midfield? Credit: Reuters

The 29 year-old, pictured above playing for Argentina against Portugal at Old Trafford last year, would cost the Red Devils somewhere around £8m, according to the Mirror.

Louis van Gaal registered United's interest last month but the Serie A outfit were reluctant for Biglia to depart midway through the season.

The midfielder featured for Argentina at last summer's World Cup, and impressed Van Gaal as he helped eliminate the Orange Army at the semi-final stage.


Polish police detain 120 Lazio fans after violence

Polish police detained around 120 supporters of Italian football team Lazio after violence broke out ahead of Thursday's match against Legia Warsaw.

Police said bottles and stones were thrown from the Italian group in the direction of police cars.

Lazio are due to play the Polish league champions in a Europa League match tonight in Legia's 32,000 capacity stadium.

Of the 14,000 tickets sold, 750 were purchased by Lazio fans according to the Polish side.

Spurs fan seriously injured in Rome attack

A Tottenham fan is in a serious condition following a fight with masked assailants in Rome ahead of tonight's Europa League match against Serie A side Lazio, police have announced.

He suffered an injury to his artery in the incident, which took place in the early hours of this morning and left nine other Spurs supporters injured.

The group - which included nine British and one American - was outside a pub near the city centre when they were attacked.

A number of Italians involved in the fight were detained, a police spokesman added.

UEFA launch disciplinary action against Lazio after alleged racist chanting

UEFA have announced that they have opened proceedings against Lazio for "improper conduct of the club's supporters" during their Europa League match against Tottenham.

Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe and Andros Townsend all appeared to be the subject of monkey chants from the away end during Spurs' 0-0 draw against the Italian side.

A statement read: "UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against S.S. Lazio for the improper conduct of the club's supporters (racist behaviour) during the UEFA Europa League group stage match on Thursday 20 September between Tottenham Hotspur FC and the Italian side."