'Agent Aspas', 'your time is now' - Liverpool fans react amusingly to Manchester United semi-final draw
By Russell Edge
Liverpool fans have flooded on to Twitter to show their support for former forward Iago Aspas after his Celta Vigo side were drawn against the Reds’ rivals Manchester United in the Europa League semi-finals.
Aspas, who joined Celta Vigo from Sevilla in 2015 after leaving Liverpool, struggled at Anfield and ended up behind the likes of Phillipe Coutinho, Luiz Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order.
He managed to make just 15 appearances for the Reds, scoring a solitary goal against Oldham in the FA Cup before joining Sevilla on a loan deal, with an agreement to a permanent move.
However, he has found his feet, and his goal scoring boots, since returning to Celta Vigo, where he had progressed through the youth ranks before joining Liverpool, and has enjoyed a productive season in front of goal.
In 43 appearances for the North Western Spanish side, Aspas has scored 23 goals, including five in the Europa League to fire his side to the semi-finals of the competition.
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Friday’s draw saw Celta Vigo drawn against Liverpool’s rivals Manchester United, and fans were quick to jump on social media to send their messages of support to their former man.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Iago Aspas – Please destroy this average but lucky United team #LFC
— Mayank Adhye (@MayankAdhye) April 21, 2017
Agent Aspas, we have a little job for you…. pic.twitter.com/dYKXEuan99
— King Kenny Stand (@KingKennyStand) April 21, 2017
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) April 21, 2017
— James Botts (@jbotts85) April 21, 2017
Utd will have to watch out for those Aspas corners, impossible to defend against ???????????? #LFC
— Peter Sandland (@Pete_Sandy) April 21, 2017
U got celta vigo, Iago aspas masterclass incoming
— Hassan ???????????? (@manlikesalah) April 21, 2017
Iago Aspas scoring against United right from the corner flag would open a portal to a parallel dimension
— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@YaroLFC) April 21, 2017