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Football: Spanish striker Aspas bags debut goal for Liverpool

Published on Jul 14, 2013 6:06 AM
 
Celta's forward Iago Aspas reacts after missing an opportunity to score during the spanish league football match Celta vs Atletico at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, on May 8, 2013. Liverpool's new Spanish striker Iago Aspas marked his debut with a goal in Saturday's 4-0 friendly win over Preston at Deepdale. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON, Greater London (AFP) - Liverpool's new Spanish striker Iago Aspas marked his debut with a goal in Saturday's 4-0 friendly win over Preston at Deepdale.

Aspas signed from Celta Vigo for £7.7 million (S$14.6 million) during the close-season and he gave a glimpse of why Reds manager Brendan Rodgers was so keen to land him with a fine second-half strike against the League One side.

The 25-year-old curled home Liverpool's final goal as they eased their way back into action in their opening warm-up, a fixture organised in honour of Reds' legendary manager and former Lilywhites player Bill Shankly.

"Iago works hard, he's got a trick in and around the box and he excites supporters," said Rodgers.

 
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