Iago Aspas
Iago Aspas scored his first goal for Liverpool at the weekend. REUTERS

La Liga side Valencia are considering signing Liverpool striker Iago Aspas on loan until the end of the season, reports in Spain claim.

Liverpool paid £7m to Celta Vigo to acquire his services last summer but the Spaniard has struggled to make the impact expected.

He is yet to score a Premier League goal and has failed to secure a place in the starting line-up despite Daniel Sturridge having been out for two months through injury.

Spanish newspaper Super Deporte report that Valencia will ask Liverpool to send Aspas on loan until the end of the season.

Aspas is among a Valencia short-list with Napoli forward Eduardo Vargas, Felipe Caicedo, Lisandro Lopez and Vinicus Araujo.

Valencia have been monitoring Aspas since last summer. Indeed, they were close to signing him to replace Roberto Soldado but finally Liverpool beat the Spanish side to sign the player.

Reports claim that Valencia have already contacted Aspas to learn of his desire to return to La Liga but the problem remains convincing Liverpool to let him go.

Brendan Rodgers praised Aspaslast weekend after scoring his first goal for the Reds in their FA Cup third round win with Oldham and wants to keep him as a back-up option for Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

"I thought the finish was an excellent finish, it was coming behind him and he had to swivel and keep it down with his weaker foot," l.

"For him it has obviously been a long time coming but, in fairness to him, he hasn't had a lot of opportunities because of the qualities of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge when he was fit.

"It was nice for him to get the goal and I'm sure that will give him a big boost."

Aspas, 26, scored 12 goals in La Liga last season for Celta.