Liverpool have had some extraordinary players down the years and have made some extraordinary signings. The Reds have also seen quite a few flops come in and out of the doors at Anfield – not as many since Michael Edwards took over recruitment. One Liverpool flop has really kicked on since leaving; Iago Aspas broke a Celta Vigo record this weekend – did we sell him too soon?
Iago Aspas at Liverpool
Liverpool signed Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo for £7m in 2013.
The Spaniard, then 25-years-old, made 14 appearances in the 2013/14 season – notching just 378 minutes in the league and failing score to once.
He will forever be remembered for The Aspas Corner when, in the dying moments in a title decider against Chelsea he tried to fire a clever ball to feet only to set the visitors on the counter attack.
At the end of the season Aspas was shipped back to Spain, joining Sevilla on loan.
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Iago Aspas Celta Vigo hero
One season at Sevilla for Iago Aspas was followed by a return to Celta Vigo.
Since then the Spaniard has gone from strength to strength – we’ve all seen the in form cards on FIFA Ultimate Team down the years.
This weekend Iago Aspas broke the Celta Vigo record for goals in the top flight with his 105th goal in La Liga for the club. The record had previously stood for 69 years.
Did we sell too soon?
It is a difficult one, for some reason things just didn’t click for Iago Aspas at Liverpool.
The Spaniard likely would’ve fared much better in this team than the one he played in. He is versatile, playing off either wing or through the middle, as a nine or a ten.
We probably did sell him a season too soon, he needed more game time than we gave him. I can barely remember him starting a game to be honest.
You can’t really blame someone for not adapting to a league when they’re afforded just ten or so sub appearances to make the adjustment.