Iago Aspas
Iago Aspas hoping Sevilla loan will be permanent

Iago Aspas believes Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge's scintilating striking partnership last season prevented him from succeeding at Liverpool - hinting he would prefer his loan move to Sevilla to be more permanent.

The striker completed his move to the La Liga side after Liverpool agreed a loan deal until the end of the season just one year after they paid around £7m to Celta Vigo to secure his services.

Sevilla however have an option to make the deal permanent next summer for around £4m and questioned in an interview with Cadena Ser whether he would like to have a second chance at Liverpool or stay in La Liga, he said: "I would like to (return to Liverpool) but if everything goes well at Sevilla I will also hope to stay much longer here."

"The footballers are selfish and nobody likes being on the bench. What I want is to play and Sevilla has given me the chance, and now I wish to respond to them by fulfiling their expectations. Sevilla are a team that should be in the Champions League. I hope to play as much as possible."

"I left good partners and good people at Liverpool but when you do not play you are not happy. I hope to adapt and acclimatise to Sevilla as quickly as possible. I think it will be easier than expected."

Asked why he struggled to secure a regular place under manager Brendan Rodgers, he said: "Maybe I struggled to adapt but especially because we had a couple of excellent forwards (Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez) who scored 50 goals in the Premier League. They have had a great performance and it was very complicated to enter in the line-up.

"My experience in the Premier League has been excellent on a collective level, because I have learnt a lot playing with great players, but individually not playing has been very hard for me.

"When you go to a team with big expectations and then don't play as much as you like it is hard.