Liverpool midfielder Iago Aspas' immediate Anfield future appears to be in doubt, with reports suggesting that the Spaniard is considering leaving the club in pursuit of regular football in January.
26-year-old Aspas only arrived on Merseyside from La Liga outfit Celta Vigo for a reported fee of £7 million in June, yet his career appears to have stalled as a combination of lacklustre form and injury has left him watching on frustratedly from the sidelines.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Valencia were interested in a potential deal for Aspas as a secondary option if their pursuit of Chelsea outcast Demba Ba ultimately fails to materialise.
Although it seemed doubtful that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers would allow Aspas to depart the Premier League already, he could be left with little choice with the Daily Star claiming that the player himself is mulling over a potential temporary move away from Liverpool in order to secure a regular starting berth.
Liverpool, who have enjoyed a hugely promising start to the new campaign despite Aspas' tepid displays, face a potentially daunting fixture on Saturday as they travel to North London to face table-toppers Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.