Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that summer signing Iago Aspas will find his form soon.
The Spanish attacker has made an underwhelming start to his Anfield career since arriving from Celta Vigo, failing to find the back of the net despite starting the majority of the Reds’ opening fixtures.
This has led to criticism from some sections of the club’s fans who are worried that their side may become too reliant on in-form forward Daniel Sturridge.
However, Rodgers says that he has been impressed by Aspas and that he will soon find his feet on Merseyside:
“Iago has an instinct for a goal but in the games so far he probably hasn’t had the opportunities either made for him or that he’s been able to create for himself,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“One of the things I’ve been really impressed with about Iago is his work rate. What he hasn’t let me down in terms of is effort. He’s a real fighter.
“Tactically, he’s very good. He knows where to press and when to press.”
Aspas’ chances of first-team football may be reduced over the coming weeks, with talismanic striker Luis Suarez set to return from his 10-match ban.
With Sturridge having made a fine start to the season, the Uruguayan is expected to be used in a deeper role.
This will put him in competition with Aspas, which may see the 26-year-old struggle for a starting berth.
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