When Iago Aspas signed for Liverpool it looked like being a coup for the Reds. The Spanish forward had been in fine form for Celta Vigo and, as reported by The Telegraph, he only cost the Anfield club around £7.7 million.
But Aspas did not have success under Brendan Rodgers. He played just 15 games for Liverpool, scoring once, before being sent on his way. His most infamous moment in a Liverpool shirt was perhaps an awful corner in the crucial clash with Chelsea in the 2013-14 season.
Aspas spent one season on loan at Sevilla before re-joining his beloved Celta Vigo in the summer of 2015.
Since then he has been in electric form.
Last season he scored 19 La Liga goals for the club and is on the same tally again this season. He has also added three goals from three games for the Spanish national team.
For one reason or another Aspas never worked under Rodgers for Liverpool. But judging by his form and his ability he is surely a player who could have thrived under Jurgen Klopp.
By the time the German had arrived at Anfield, Aspas’ future at Liverpool was dead and buried.
But his style of play would have been perfect for the way Liverpool are currently playing and, under Klopp, would have been a great success. Aspas is a hard-working, technically gifted front-man who can operate anywhere in a front three. Having him available with the current attacking talent the German has at his disposal would have been an ideal situation for the Reds.
Over the past three seasons, Aspas has scored 61 goals in 119 games for Celta and four in eight for the Spanish national team.
That sort of form would have undoubtedly been welcomed by Klopp at Anfield.