Aspas confident Liverpool will challenge for Premier League title
Liverpool forward Iago Aspas is of the belief that Liverpool is not only in contention for the Premier League title, but are favorites to win the league. In spite of finishing seventh on the table last season, Liverpool were on the top of the table and the only invincible prior to this week.
The Reds are scheduled for a trip to Swansea City on Monday. The battle will decide whether Liverpool can return to the top of the table, which is currently occupied by Arsenal. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who has led Liverpool to three wins from three games, will try to keep a clean-sheet and keep their perfect record intact with another win.
Due to Liverpool’s impressive performances in the league, Aspas is confident Liverpool has a good shot at the Premier League title.
“We have an excellent attack,” Aspas told the Sunday People. “With Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, we are able to break any defense. It is certainly not madness to aspire to winning the title this season.”
So far Aspas has started in all three of Liverpool’s games, but the forward will fight for first-team action after Luis Suarez returns from suspension later this month. Aspas claims he has settled down and Anfield is ready to prove his mettle with the Reds.
“I am still at the stage where I am adapting in Liverpool to the clothes and the food,” Aspas added. “But the people here relate to football and music, and for me it is a pleasure to live this experience. I always dreamed of playing for a big club, and Liverpool are known all over the world.”
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is keen on lifting his club back to the winning ways. With only one victory from the first three games of the season, Laudrup and Co. reside with West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland in the relegation zone.
Laudrup also believes that Liverpool in contention for a Champions League berth. The Swansea City boss admits Liverpool might finish in the top-four of the league.
“They have started well, winning the first three games and beating Manchester United,” Laudrup said. “We will still have to see how things will turn out, as it is early in the season, but they are very close to Arsenal and Tottenham.
“They are definitely a better side than last year, and they will be battling for the top four.”