It’s not been the best of starts to his Anfield career so far and now Iago Aspas is facing up to five weeks on the sidelines.
The Spanish forward, who arrived from Celta Vigo in the summer, is yet to score a competitive goal in his six appearances for The Reds.
He tweeted on Friday to say he could face five weeks on the sidelines:
Injury yesterday maybe 5weeks off #YNWA
— Iago Aspas Juncal (@aspas10) October 18, 2013
Liverpool confirmed that Aspas had suffered a torn thigh muscle in training:
The 26-year-old picked up the injury at Melwood on Thursday and has subsequently been assessed by the Reds’ medical staff.
He is expected to be available for a return by the beginning of December – a month which includes seven Barclays Premier League fixtures for Brendan Rodgers’ team.
Liverpool fans reacted to the news on twitter, here’s the best of the reactions:
It's a shame that the impact Iago Aspas has had since he's joined us means I'm actually not bothered at all by his injury. #LFC
— Karl (@Karlton81) October 18, 2013
Aspas sidelined for up to six weeks. Not a great start to his #LFC career. Doesn't really open up opportunities either.
— Dan (@LfcDan) October 18, 2013
Iago Aspas' difficult start to his Liverpool career continues. The forward has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a torn thigh muscle.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) October 18, 2013
Maybe it's a positive thing for Aspas that he's injured, allows him to get more adapted and work on his strength.
— MrBoywunder (@MrBoywunder) October 18, 2013
— Marcel Pillay (@MarceP10) October 18, 2013
Aspas out for 5 weeks. pic.twitter.com/KwJr61EL0m
— Annie Road (@ThoseScouseLads) October 18, 2013