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Liverpool interested in Marco Asensio move

Liverpool have not been shy when it comes to scoring goals in recent years, with the Merseyside club managing to net more than 80 times in three of their four previous Premier League seasons.

Admittedly, things took a bit of a dip last season with Jurgen Klopp’s side managing to score just 68 goals.

Things look to be getting back on track for the Reds when it comes to scoring though with the team already managing to net on 17 occasions in just seven league games, more than any other club at this point in the season.

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However, it has been reported that the Merseyside club are looking to strengthen their attacking force at some point in the near future.

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It has recently been reported by Spanish media outlet ABC that Liverpool, as well as Italian clubs Juventus and AC Milan, are interested in signing Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, who is apparently not happy with the number of minutes he’s played for the Spanish club so far this season.

Asensio joined the Spanish giants back in the 2015 summer transfer window from fellow La Liga side RCD Mallorca for a fee of £3.51m.

Overall, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £31.5m according to Transfermarkt, has made a total of 200 appearances for Madrid across all competitions in which he has managed to score 40 goals and provide 22 assists along the way.

During his time with Carlo Ancelotti’s side, Asensio has managed to win a number of domestic and European trophies, including two La Liga titles and two Champions League trophies.

Taking all of this into account, it’s easy to see why these clubs, including Liverpool, would apparently be interested in signing him.

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Also, given how the Spaniard, who was once described as “magical” by Casemiro, has only started two of their opening eight La Liga games of the season so far, it’s easy to see why he may not be too happy at the moment and could be looking for a move elsewhere.

In our view, given how unhappy Asensio apparently is with his playing time at the Spanish club at the moment, we feel that a move to Liverpool probably wouldn’t immediately give him the regular game time he is after. The Reds’ current right-winger Mohamed Salah has nine goals and three assists in nine appearances this season after all.

That said, it would be a masterstroke from Michael Edwards to sign him. One thing Liverpool lack is depth in attack but a player of Asensio’s mesmeric qualities would undoubtedly benefit them as they aim to go deep in Europe.

His assertiveness in the pass will also do wonders for Liverpool, suggesting any potential price tag will certainly be worth it. The Spaniard’s pass success rate of 89.6% this season is better than Virgil van Dijk’s for instance and is only beaten by Curtis Jones.

If Liverpool do sign Asensio, he could prove to be a big player for the Reds in the future given his relatively young age and immense potential in the game.

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