Reds boss feels attacking pair both have what it takes to succeed at Anfield.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says that he is hugely excited at the opportunity to work with the club’s two new signings from La Liga this summer, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto Romero, reports Sky Sports.
The duo only arrived on Merseyside at the beginning of this month, with Aspas having been snapped up for just £7 million from Celta de Vigo, while Alberto joins from Sevilla in a deal worth only £6.8m.
And the Northern Irishman has revealed that he cannot wait to get on the training pitch with the Spanish pair, while also claiming that he targeted the two players to bring to Anfield because they had the winning mentality that he always looks for in all his new recruits.
“When we sat down last year we felt we needed to bring more of that mentality into the group – players with quality but also players with a winning mentality,” Rodgers told the Reds’ official website.
“Iago is a real competitor but he’s also got quality as well. We’re really looking forward to seeing him in action.
“(Luis) is one who, over the next period of time, we’ll see is an outstanding player. He fits what we’re trying to do really well.
“He’s a very young player but he’s played competitive games, and the philosophy won’t be anything new to him.
“He understands the game very well. He’s got the right profile of what we want and he’s another player who can score goals.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with him and seeing how he develops in the squad.
“There’s no pressure. You saw with Philippe Coutinho, who came in at the beginning of the year at 20 years of age, and he was a similar profile – had experience but was young. He set the Premier League alight in his first six months here.
“Luis is big as well and hopefully he can produce for us like many of the Spanish players have done over the years.”
Aspas arrives at Liverpool on the back of having netted 12 goals in his 33 league contests for a struggling Celta side in the previous campaign, strikes that effectively prevented the Galicians from being relegated from La Liga come the end of the season.
Meanwhile Alberto also joins the Merseysiders with a glowing reputation from his time spent in Spain, where in the previous campaign the 20-year-old wide man starred while on a season-long loan with the Barcelona ‘B’ team, scoring 11 goals in his 38 Segunda Division outings.