Thursday, August 01, 2013

Aspas Ready To Make His Mark At Liverpool

Liverpool’s summer signing Iago Aspas is eager to show the club and the league what he can do when the Premier League kicks off, insisting he will prove to be worth his transfer fee.

The Spanish striker moved from Celta Vigo after scoring 35 league goals in two seasons and is itching to put on the Liverpool shirt to make his mark on the Premier League.

Speaking to the Sun, Aspas admitted pre-season training has been harder than he is used to but he is striving to earn a place in the first eleven for the opening game against Stoke City on 17 August.

"Training has been a little tougher than the sessions in Spain,” said Aspas.

"But I know there is a little more running involved in the Premier League. I'm working hard every day to try and earn my place in the team for the first game."

Aspas also reflected on the fact that he will be wearing the club’s number nine shirt, previously worn by Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush.

"In Spain, they don't attach so much importance to your shirt number as you do here in England.

"But I do know that simply by coming here I have the responsibility to return with interest the money the club has paid for me."

Competition for places is fierce at Liverpool with Brendan Rodgers having made four new signings this summer, adding to Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho who were signed in January.

No comments: