Liverpool are extremely interested in a potential deal for Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio and are prepared to ‘throw the house out the window’ in order to secure their man, claims a report.
The two-time Champions League winner was a key part of Los Blancos’ squad under Zinedine Zidane, but found himself falling out of favour under subsequent managers Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.
With Zidane’s return to the helm, Asensio is expected to return to prominence with Madrid, but that has reportedly not deterred Liverpool from lining up an ambitious approach for the Spanish international.
With the departures of Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool’s cover in the attacking areas has been reduced to Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri with the injury-prone Adam Lallana unable to be relied upon.
Uncertainty surrounds the duo, however, as Origi has only 12 months remaining on his current deal (although is expected to re-sign on a long term deal) and Shaqiri’s contributions were marginalised under Jurgen Klopp as the 2018-19 season reached its pinnacle.
Unfortunately for Klopp, however, a deal seems unlikely as Zidane is expected to be resolute in his desire to retain the Spaniard; a man he once described as being the ‘best left-footed player he’s seen since Messi’.
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