Swansea star Michu claims Liverpool's new signing Iago Aspas will have a very good season for Brendan Rodgers' side this term. The Swans striker spent time with his compatriot while the duo were at Celta Vigo, with the latter completing his move to Anfield earlier this summer.

Iago Aspas

Rodgers takes his men to the Liberty Stadium on Monday as Liverpool take on his former side for the Premier League fixture on 16 September. Michu is excited to play against his former team mate as he tries to break their three match unbeaten run when the two teams face each other on Monday.

"They have one of my friends, Iago Aspas. I think he's really good and is going to have a good season. I want to play against him. Liverpool is going to be a difficult game. They are really strong, but we need to get three points at home," Michu told Swansea's official website.

The fixture between Swansea and Liverpool could also see the former Reds midfielder Jonjo Shelvey face the Merseyside club for the first time since he left Anfield. The England international left Rodgers' side and joined Michael Laudrup at the Liberty Stadium.

Michu went on to praise the importance of having Shelvey in Swansea's squad. The 27-year-old believes the former Liverpool midfielder will have a huge role to play for the Welsh club this season.

"I am really happy with Jonjo. I think he is going to have a good season because he's a top player, and he will be important for us. He knows that playing against Liverpool is always difficult, but we are going to try and get the points at home. We need it," the Spaniard added.

Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is backing Laudrup's side to be a stronger side this season. The former Reds defender believes Swansea's Capital One Cup success last season along with the summer addition of Wilfried Bony and Shelvey could see them force their way into the top half of the table.

"The belief from that cup success should make them stronger this year and they have spent a few bob, too, on the striker Wilfried Bony and Jonjo Shelvey, and I think they should be looking for another top-half finish this season," Carragher explained.