Liverpool might have had their best start to a season in over 23 years, but that has done little to lift the spirits of their midfield operative Iago Aspas. Aspas has featured in all four of the Reds’ matches so far, but the former Celta Vigo star is still sulking at not having inscribed his name amongst the goalscorers yet.
In excerpts of an interview carried in the Mirror, Aspas said, “I suppose on a personal level, I’m not as entirely happy as I would want to be because I still feel that I can do a lot better, but I’m working hard everyday to try and improve and be able show that on the pitch to my teammates. I think when I do score, it will be a really explosive reaction as over the last four or five seasons I probably haven’t gone as many games as this without a goal.”
The 26 year old is however prudent enough to understand where his priorities lie, “But me being on target isn’t so important as long as the team is winning and stays at the top of the table. What I have done is aimed at playing as many games as possible and to try and help the team to get into the top four, which I think is the most important thing for us.”
Although no one in particular was asking for it, Aspas did make an excuse for his goal scoring drought, “It’s not that easy coming here from the Spanish league and I’ve only had a short period to settle in. I’ve never been an out-and-out goalscorer, but it’s true that over the last three seasons I have scored quite a number of goals.”
With the arrival of Victor Moses from Chelsea on loan and the impending return of Luis Suarez, Aspas may now get even more limited opportunities to break his scoring duck at Anfield, as he looks certain for an extended spell on the bench despite the injury to Philippe Coutinho.