Rodgers has faith in Liverpool new boy Aspas

Brendan Rodgers believes that based on the friendly performances of Liverpool new boy Iago Aspas, the former Celta Vigo forward will offer the Reds something different in attack, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Liverpool scored goals regularly on their tour of Asia and Australia, as well as games played in England with Aspas also on the score sheet, and Rodgers feels that even though the 25-year-old is not the most technically gifted player he has ever seen, he will make a telling contribution next season.

Sometimes he’s not always easy on the eye,” Rodgers said, “But when you actually monitor how efficient Iago is, he’s an incredibly effective player.

The idea was that Aspas would give another dimension to our attacking play, and he’s done that. He creates goals and scores goals, and some of our football on tour has been fluent and the movement very clever.

Rodgers brought in Aspas to bolster a forward line already containing Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and, for now, Luis Suarez, and the former Swansea manager is sure that his forwards have all the bases covered.

We now have some outstanding talent who can make a difference in the final third – and that has been the most encouraging thing, that we have real quality in that final third where it matters.

Aspas moved to Merseyside having scored 61 goals in 233 games for Celta, including 12 in 36 in his final season with the club. That dozen came in La Liga while the year before, as Celta earned promotion, Aspas was on target a personal best 25 times.

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