Iago Aspas will be Liverpool's star attraction in pre-season

Iago Aspas Celta Vigo

Liverpool have completed the signing of Iago Aspas, and he will hope to get an instant chance to impress his new fans.

Iago Aspas' protracted move to Liverpool was finalised early this week, much to the relief of any fans who may have been getting nervous about whether it would ever be completed.

The Spaniard will hope to settle instantly, rather than struggling like last summer's striking signing Fabio Borini, and is bound to get plenty of chances to do so early on.

Liverpool are not far away from embarking on their pre-season tour abroad, heading to Australia, Thailand and Indonesia.

And Aspas by process of elimination should be gearing up to play a major role, and impress his new fans.

Daniel Sturridge picked up an injury playing in an end of season international friendly for England, one which is expected to rule him out of playing time on tour.

It is unclear at this stage whether he plans to travel for the experience or recuperate on Merseyside and attempt to get fit in time for August's Premier League kick-off.

And then there is Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan's future at the club is uncertain, after making recent comments about being unhappy at the club and desiring move to Real Madrid.

But his continuing involvement at the Confederations Cup is taking any early decision out of Liverpool's hands, with the club likely to grant Suarez a rest.

He is due to miss the first part of the club's Premier League season due to suspension, so assuming he does stay it is likely he will feature later in pre-season but quite possibly miss the early matches.

Fabio Borini has also been busy playing with Italy's under-21 side, so Aspas is going to be the Liverpool striker with the freshest legs come pre-season.

Aspas will be raring to go and keen to get off to a flier and acclimatise to playing alongside his new teammates. He will be the name supporters in the stadiums will be most excited to see and we wouldn't bet against him fulfilling their early expectation.

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