Ultimate Coutinho replacement? – This 23-year-old star’s brilliance in a No. 10 role makes him perfect for Liverpool

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Liverpool Opinion: Why Marco Asensio will be a smart signing for the Reds?

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are linked with a summer swoop for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.

The Spanish forward, 23, has endured a frustrating 2018/19 campaign in the La Liga, as Real Madrid are slated to finish third in the table. He has managed just one goal and four assists in 29 league appearances for the Los Blancos, failing to hold down a regular spot in the team.

The report claims Marco Asensio has a contract at Real Madrid until 2023 with a €700million release clause, but it’s next to impossible for any club to pay such a hefty amount to sign the attacker.

And despite Madrid President Florentino Perez’s lack of desire to sell the 23-year-old, Liverpool must make a move for the Spaniard.

Liverpool missed out on the Premier League title on the final day of the Premier League despite beating Wolves 2-0 at Anfield. It is to Jurgen Klopp’s eternal credit that his players have performed with heart and energy, week in and week out this season.

The Reds failed to end their 29-year-long wait for the title, but Klopp and the fans will be really proud of the players that pushed Manchester City all the way to the final day of the campaign. Promising signs ahead for the Merseysiders and Klopp, who is keen to strengthen his forward department over the summer, despite having a thrilling and cohesive attacking unit.

Asensio fits the billing at Anfield and while he has had a poor season at Madrid, he still can add a lot of attacking verve to the Reds’ squad. The Spanish attacker is one of the sought-after players in Europe and would represent a fantastic signing for Liverpool.

The 23-year-old is a speedy and agile winger, who is more than capable of playing in the no.10 role. That combined with his creativity and finishing ability inside the box makes him very dangerous for the opposition to contain.

With his talent and sheer quality, the Spanish international has a very bright future ahead of him and one that will be very useful for the Merseysiders.


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Someone like Asensio will add depth to the Reds’ attacking ranks, whilst giving them another outlet to attack from. The Spaniard is 23 and could become a star in the years to come under the astute Klopp at Anfield.