Even though Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool feature one of the deadliest attacking trios in the world with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, the Reds are bound to make a run to further strengthen their offense.
With Xherdan Shaqiri struggling with consistency and injury-prone Adam Lallana constantly getting hurt, the Reds want to make the most of Marco Asensio’s recent struggles to lure him to Anfield.
Asensio was one of Santiago Solari’s scapegoats and barely saw the pitch during the Argentinean’s tenure despite being one of Zinedine Zidane’s talismans.
That’s why their hopes of signing Marco Asensio may have taken a major hit when Los Blancos appointed the Frenchman as their boss, but that doesn’t mean they won’t entertain the idea of dressing him in red, as per the Daily Mail.
Amid the trade rumors, Zidane was quite clear about the fact that he’ll be counting on the Spaniard and he’ll have a much bigger role ahead in the future.
“I have spoken to him and told him that he will be fundamental to the team. And I want him here with us,” Zidane told Marca.
The 23-year-old excelled during Zizou’s first stint at Santiago Bernabeu and he won’t let him go without a fight, but with the team trying to pile as much cash as they can to make a splash in the summer transfer window, Real Madrid could let him go if the price is right.
Asensio is one of Spain’s most promising players and the team would be wise to give him another shot, but what’s clear right now, is that it won’t take long before someone makes the most of his talents.
Also, with Real Madrid intending to sign Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe and Felipe Anderson in this upcoming transfer window, the 23-year-old winger may struggle to find playing time.
As for Liverpool, the team will also consider bringing back Philippe Coutinho, as the Brazilian has struggled to establish himself for Ernesto Valverde’s team.