Liverpool are closely monitoring €35m-rated Spanish forward

Liverpool are plotting a summer swoop for Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio. Liverpool overcame bottom of the table Sheffield United yesterday evening, winning 2-0. While the champions beating a side that had lost 20 of their 25 league matches would not normally be worthy of acknowledgment, let alone praise, it did signal a potential end to a rotten run for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

FSG must be under no illusions, though, major investment into the squad is required if the Reds want to have any hope of challenging Man City for the PL next season. Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio could be one footballer targeted to bridge the gap.

The report claims that the Merseyside giants have recently sniffed around Asensio, but a deal never came to fruition. They could now revive their interest, with a €35m fee thought to be enough to prise him away from Real Madrid. He has less than 18 months remaining on his deal.

Whether it be as a no. 10, linking Liverpool’s midfield with the attack, or bolstering a forward line which has faltered all too often this campaign, barring Mohamed Salah, of course, Asensio looks as though he would be a worthy addition to the Liverpool squad, on paper, anyway.