Liverpool strike flop reveals he has no Anfield future

Iago Aspas has admitted that he will not be returning to Liverpool when his loan spell at Sevilla finishes and will instead stay at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

The Spanish forward only spent one season at Anfield before being shipped away.

Although he arrived with a decent reputation following a prolific spell with Celta Vigo, Aspas made just 15 appearances under Brendan Rodgers, with the form of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez severely limiting his playing time.

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He scored once for the Reds – against Oldham in the FA Cup – but has netted 10 times for Sevilla, prompting the club to keep him on.

Aspas has revealed that an agreement is in place with the La Liga side and that he will not be heading back to Liverpool:

“I came here on a loan deal with an obligatory option to buy,” he told ESPN. “I am a Sevilla player for next season. I will sit down and talk to the club in the coming days, or when the season ends.

“But, well, it is an open secret that everyone knew. The transfer [fee] is to be paid this summer. I am very happy at Sevilla, they received me with open arms, and I hope to keep paying them back for many years.”

Sevilla will pay Liverpool a fee of around £5m for Aspas, which the Reds look likely to spend on Danny Ings, who will command a compensation fee despite his impending ‘free agent’ status.