Iago Aspas…what more needs to be said?
In fact, very little can be said about Iago Aspas that would not invoke some sort of reaction from a Liverpool fan somewhere along the lines of uncontrollable vomiting, tears, shakes and sweats and diarrhoea.
Indeed, much in the same way as iconic individuals from the past need no introduction – for their immense reputation precedes them – neither does Iago Aspas. However, rather than being recognised for public service, scientific genius or philanthropy – the Spaniard is quite simply infamous for being one of the worst forwards to ever wear the red jersey of Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers has a pretty poor record when it comes to signing players – Fabio Borini, Joe Allen, Oussama Assaidi, Nuri Sahin, Samed Yesil, Aly Cissokho, Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic, the list goes on and on – and Iago Aspas is no exception.
The Spaniard schemed himself a move to Anfield from La Liga side Celta Vigo in 2013 for £7million (as per BBC Sport) under the watchful guidance of the Brendan Rodgers – a man seemingly intent on handing out opportunities to anyone who scores over ten goals in their respective teams.
Which is exactly what the uncapped Spaniard did for his former club, netting 12 times in 35 league games. Did this excite Liverpool fans? Did it heck.
For reasons unbeknown to us and the rest of the world, Aspas was selected to start four out of the first five league games in 2013-2014. He managed a grand total of zero goals and one assist in that time and proceeded to continue this immense form through the season netting an eye-watering one goal in 15 appearances.
Needless to say, Aspas was moved on the season after he arrived – a bad dream most will be wanting to forget.
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