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Liverpool Could Move In For This Real Madrid Playmaker: Should Klopp Get Him On Board?

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In a recent print edition, Mundo Deportivo mentioned that Liverpool could move in for Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio this summer. It is believed that the Spanish talent could join the Reds if he decides to part ways with Los Blancos during this summer transfer period.

Asensio’s Impressive Numbers In Spanish Football

Asensio had a campaign of mixed emotions at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as he put in some influential performances for the Madrid giants but struggled to be consistent in the final third. The 26-year-old scored 12 times and grabbed two assists in 42 matches for Los Blancos this season on all fronts.

The talented wide player managed to catch the eye by averaging 2.1 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. He has even been tidy with his ball distribution after completing 87.7% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

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Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez (L) fights for the ball with Real Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio during the Spanish League football between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on May 8, 2022. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Should Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Get Asensio On Board?

Asensio is a decent playmaker in the attacking end of the field as he has got the vision to set up a few inviting chances for his teammates up top. He can strike the ball well from long range and can even complete some exciting dribbles with the ball in the opposition half. Asensio has often played as a right-sided wide player but can even fill in as a left-winger or play in the number ten position if required.

At 26, the 28-time Spain international has his best years ahead of him which could make him a good option for Liverpool to consider if Jurgen Klopp wants to improve his squad depth in this off-season. The Real Madrid attacker could serve as a decent back-up for Mohamed Salah at Anfield as long as he can make a smooth transition to life in English football.

We can expect Asensio to add more goals and creativity to the Reds‘ attack. He could also help the Merseyside outfit continue challenging for multiple trophies in the coming seasons. Thus, Klopp should think about getting Asensio on board during this summer transfer window.

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