Iago Aspas

I hate to say it but I almost feel sorry for the former Celta Vigo striker, who came to Anfield ridding a wave of enthusiasm yet just like other players who come to the Premiership full of expectations they find it difficult to adapt.

How do you think Tottenham must feel after spending a club record £30 million for Erik Lamale to AS Roma only to see the Argentinean play in four matches with talk of him also failing to adapt to the English game that could very well see him being sent on loan to Spain to play for Atletico Madrid.

Now Liverpool only paid £7.7 for Iago Aspas, and while he has blamed himself for being unable to fit in at Anfield critics have called him lightweight and inconsistent.

I even remember Graham Souness saying on television that if anybody knows what Aspas’s job is could they please send him an email.

Up until the Reds sudden spate of injuries that have now seen Captain Steven Gerrard along with Jordan Henderson join the list Aspas was in line for a January loan move to either Valencia or Real Betis.

Now manager Brendan Rodgers will have to rethink this and keep the 26-year-old on Merseyside as back up for Suarez as well as perhaps deciding to give him another run out in Daniel Sturridge’s position.

Having a second chance is always a great thing in life so let’s hope Aspas makes the most of it, and if nothing else can break his Premiership duck.