Iago Aspas Signing a Wise Move by Liverpool in Pursuit of Premier League Title

Maxwell OgdenCorrespondent IIIJune 23, 2013

VIGO, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 01:  Iago Aspas (L) of RC Celta de Vigo scores Celta's first goal during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and CA Osasuna at Estadio Balaidos on September 1, 2012 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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According to Mike Whalley of ESPN FC, Liverpool has completed the signing of forward Iago Aspas for a reported £7.7 million. This is the latest news in a busy transfer season for Liverpool, as they've retooled and brought in new faces across the pitch.

This latest signing is a wise move that should significantly improve Liverpool's odds in their pursuit of the Premier League title.

Aspas had been with Celta de Vigo since 2006, serving as a standout performer in recent seasons. He was the leading scorer in La Liga's Second Division in 2011-12, earning praise as arguably the top performer on the level.

Liverpool confirmed via Twitter that he'd be taking his talents to the Premier League.

This signing continues a strong transfer season for the Reds.


Padding Their Offense

During the 2011-12 season, Iago Aspas managed 23 goals in 35 games in La Ligas's Second Division. That number was so strong that he received the Zarra Trophy for the most goals scored in the Second Division.

That's quite a valuable asset to add to your squad.

Not only is Aspas an excellent goal scorer, but he's an efficient offensive force. According to Liverpool FC's official website, 57 percent of Aspas' shot attempts were on goal during the 2011-12 season.

That would translate to be second among all Premier League players.

There's no guarantee that his abilities will fit the Premier League style of play, but there is reason to be intrigued. Not only can Aspas score at an elite level, but he's a front-line playmaker who can create for his teammate.

The potential for he and Luis Suarez to work together along the front line—however impossible to predict as that may be—creates limitless possibilities.


Avoiding Complacency

The Premier League is, arguably, the most competitive table in all of world football. They're routinely competitive in the UEFA Champions League, and the number of strong teams breeds unparalleled unpredictability.

The only way to survive is to avoid complacency and continuously improve your squad.

That's exactly what Liverpool has done this season, with Iago Aspas serving as their top offensive acquisition. Joining Aspas will be Kolo Toure, a top central defender, and Luis Alberto, who is a reputable forward.

Sky Sports reports that Liverpool is in the market for goaltender Simon Mignolet.

This approach is what could help Liverpool win their first Premier League title since they took the First Division crown in 1990. After finishing sixth or worst in four consecutive seasons, The Reds could certainly use some aid.

They've displayed a commitment to improvement with these moves.