Liverpool: Reds now ‘like’ Marco Asensio
Liverpool now ‘like’ Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio ahead of the upcoming summer window, according to journalist Jacque Talbot.
The Lowdown: Contract offer rejected
The Spaniard is set to become a free agent with his contract due to expire at the end of the season, after rejecting the latest new offer to extend his stay at the Bernabeu.
The Reds were reportedly offered the chance to bring the 27-year-old to the Premier League in August 2022, and despite a deal failing to materialise at the time, it sounds like Jurgen Klopp has his eye on him again.
The Latest: Liverpool ‘like’ Asensio
Taking to Twitter, Talbot revealed that Liverpool are admirers of Asensio, with assistant manager Pep Lijnders especially keen. He wrote:
“Liverpool also like Asensio (I know, I know!) He is a free agent in the summer and would represent a cheap option and something of a replacement for the departing Roberto Firmino. Told Pep Lijnders is a big fan of Spaniard.”
The Verdict: Potential advantage?
Asensio shares the same agent as Fabinho, Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez, so this could potentially gift Liverpool with an advantage should they attempt to secure his services this summer.
The winger has clocked up 84 goal contributions in 266 appearances for Madrid and currently ranks in the 93rd percentile for most shots per game by players in his position.
The Palma native also provides fantastic versatility having played in six different roles throughout his career, which will be an extremely attractive attribute to Klopp.
Asensio has been dubbed a ‘dangerous’ forward by his manager Carlo Ancelotti, making him the perfect candidate to inject some end product into the attacking midfield ranks at Anfield.