Liverpool-owned Iago Aspas Tweets on Sevilla success and Europa League draw

Iago Aspas Celta Vigo

The Spaniard is still in European football this season, whilst all British teams are out.

So that’s it. With Everton collapsing in Kiev British teams are no more in the Champions League. The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Celtic have all failed to make it past Easter.

But perhaps no failure in Europe this season is as poor as Liverpool’s.

They failed in two competitions. Dumped out of the Champions League at the hands of FC Basel and Real Madrid they then limped out of the Europa League with a penalty defeat to Besiktas. While Liverpool are admittedly soaring up the table, they must feel gutted about their endeavours in Europe this season.

However, for one Liverpool owned player, the European adventure is not yet over.

Sevilla defeated Villarreal in their Europa League last 16 tie last night and that means Iago Aspas remains in the competition with the reigning champions.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool paid Celta Vigo a fee in the region of £7.7 million for his services in June 2013 but Aspas struggled in England.

The physical nature of English football did not agree with Aspas who only managed 15 games and one goal for Liverpool last term before being shipped out on loan to Sevilla.

But he Tweeted his delight today at still being in the competition at the last-eight stage, a competition in which he has scored one goal in three appearances this season. This was his response after Sevilla received a quarter-final draw with Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg:

"We have a difficult team.. .but we have already passed two difficult rounds also! Go #SFC @SevillaFC."

 

Despite his good form in the cup competitions Aspas has struggled to impress at Sevilla, so a permanent return to Liverpool looks unlikely in the summer.

But at this rate, he might just end up lifting European silverware come May.

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