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Liverpool: Klopp wants to sign Marco Asensio

Liverpool have already made three signings this summer with Fabio Carvalho, Darwin Nunez and Calvin Ramsay all joining the side, however, Sadio Mane has now completed his move to Bayern Munich which will be a massive loss for the club.

Mane scored 120 goals and contributed 48 assists during his six-year spell at the club and his dominance on the left-wing in the front three will be sorely missed by the club and the supporters next season and beyond.

With that being said, Liverpool have been linked to Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, and it has been reported that Jurgen Klopp is keen to sign the player this summer to replace the Senegalese winger.

The £35m dynamo who was dubbed “magical” by football writer Andrew Gaffney, has scored 49 goals and contributed 24 assists in 235 appearances during his time at Los Blancos, with a goal contribution every 167 minutes.

This season in La Liga, the Spanish winger scored ten goals, contributed one assist and created one big chance, making one key pass and taking 2.1 shots on average per game, whilst being successful in completing the majority of his dribbles (68%).

For Spain, Asensio has earned 29 caps, scoring one goal and delivering ten assists for his national side, proving that he has also been an influential player on the world stage too.

Klopp could even unearth his very own Phil Foden by signing Asensio this summer, as the Manchester City gem has been ranked in the top ten most comparable players to the Real Madrid forward over the last season according to FBref.

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Despite starting fewer games than Foden (24), Asensio (19) has scored more goals (10), had more shots on target (31) and has a better pass completion rate (81.9%) but the pair are very close in their attacking output for their respective teams.

The Reds will need to compete for the Real Madrid star’s signature as AC Milan are also reportedly very interested in signing the player too ahead of next season, so FSG will need to offer something special to get him to Anfield, especially as he will need to compete for a position in the forward line.

Ultimately, if Liverpool could get the signing over the line this summer it would be a great piece of business for the club in their pursuit to replace Mane’s output next season.

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Article title: Liverpool: Klopp wants to sign Marco Asensio

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