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Liverpool flop confirms he will leave this summer

Sevilla's on-loan Liverpool forward Iago Aspas has confirmed his move back to Spain will be made permanent this summer.

Aspas will join Sevilla on a permanent deal. Credit: PA

After one disappointing campaign at Anfield, playing a back-up role behind Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge and scoring just one goal, the player was sent out on loan.

Aspas has scored twice in 15 league matches this season but claims Sevilla will go through with the transfer.

I came here on a loan deal with an obligatory option to buy. I am a Sevilla player for next season. I will sit down and talk to the club in the coming days, or when the season ends, but it is an open secret that everyone knew.

The transfer [fee] is to be paid this summer. I am very happy at Sevilla, they received me with open arms, and I hope to keep paying them back for many years.

I did not have the playing time (with Liverpool) that I wanted which is why I made the move here to Sevilla.

– Iago Aspas speaking to ESPN


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Henderson: Respecting Chelsea can inspire Liverpool

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson admits standing in a guard of honour for newly-crowned champions Chelsea should provide the players with all the motivation they need to be better next season.

Henderson wants Liverpool to challenge Chelsea next season. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho's side won the title with victory over Crystal Palace last weekend and when they run out again at Stamford Bridge the visitors are expected to offer their congratulations, as has become the tradition over recent years.

Henderson admits it will not be a nice feeling having to applaud their rivals but there is a positive to be taken from it.

You have to respect the team because they have been the best team over the season. Of course it will be difficult doing that but you have to pay your respects.

If that (guard of honour) does happen you have to remember the feeling that it is what we want to achieve. You have to bottle that and make sure next season we can have a really good go and use it as motivation and drive to push on.

– Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson

Liverpool midfielder warns Man United about top four

Lallana still believes Liverpool can catch Man United. Credit: PA

Adam Lallana wants Liverpool to spoil Chelsea's title celebrations and dent Manchester United's Champions League aspirations this weekend.

United's shock defeat to West Brom on Saturday left them just four points ahead of fifth-placed Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.

Although there are just three matches of the season left, Lallana is convinced Liverpool can catch Louis van Gaal's men, but he admits the Reds will have to win all three of their remaining games to do so.

It's not over yet. We can still finish in the top four but we need to take maximum points now. We'll keep fighting right to the end. We all know what can happen.

United have some tough games to play and I am sure they will drop more points. We have to put pressure on United by going to Stamford Bridge and getting three points. Pressure is a tough thing to deal with.

We need to beat Chelsea and Palace and hope it all comes down to the final weekend.

– Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana
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