Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Iago Aspas scoring a hat-trick

Liverpool loanee bagged a surprise hat-trick in the Copa del Rey.

After arriving at Liverpool in the summer of 2013 with high hopes, Iago Aspas' time at Anfield was a disaster.

The Spaniard earned only five Premier League starts for the Reds, and did not score a single goal in the division.

It was with little surprise Brendan Rodgers deemed him surplus to requirements after only one year, and allowed him to join Sevilla on loan during the transfer window.

Aspas is yet to start a La Liga game for the reigning Europa League winners, but was handed a chance in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.

Against opponents Sabadella, Aspas shone and seized his opportunity, scoring an impressive hat-trick, including a volley from the edge of the box.

While his exploits should be placed in the context of scoring against a lower league side, considering how terrible his performances were at Anfield, they raised a few eyebrows back home.

With Liverpool struggling for goals in the Premier League this season, opinion has been split on whether the club were wrong to prematurely send him out on loan, after all, there won't have been many forwards who could have displaced Luis Suarez in the starting eleven last season.

For some it was bemusing that he managed to find the net at all, while others were adamant that regardless, they don't want him back.

The good news of course, if Aspas flourishes, is it increased his re-sale value, if his time at Liverpool is already over.

Here's a look at how supporters reacted on Twitter to news of his hat-trick:

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