Liverpool boss Rodgers happy for Aspas after breakthrough goal

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased to see Iago Aspas on the scoresheet in their FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased to see Iago Aspas on the scoresheet in their FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic.

It was his first competitive strike for the Reds, having notched four times for the club in pre-season after arriving from Celta Vigo in the summer.

Rodgers said, "The goal was important for Iago's confidence. It has been difficult for him.

"You've got a world-class striker [Luis Suarez] playing week-in, week-out, getting goals, and then you've got Daniel Sturridge supporting.

"So he's been the cover player a lot of this season, apart from the opening period. It was good for him to get his goal in front of the Kop and hopefully that will give him a lot of confidence.

"[The whole squad] has to contribute; you can't rely on 11 or 12 players. Brad Jones coming in was excellent - he has been a really loyal No.2. He didn't have much to do today, but in what he did do his hands were clean and his distribution was very good."

 
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