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Liverpool’s £67m reported summer transfer target Marco Asensio has not played since links

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Liverpool’s £67m reported summer transfer target Marco Asensio has not played since links

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Spanish international forward.

Last summer saw Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio being consistently linked with a potential move to Liverpool.

The news that Jurgen Klopp was keen on Asensio yet again came as no surprise. The Spanish winger had often appeared in the Liverpool transfer columns since he first became a hit at the Bernabeu. 

But last summer, things seemed to kick up a gear, with a belief Asensio might actually be attainable.

One report from El Desmarque claimed that Liverpool even had a chance to sign the Los Blancos star for a fee of £67 million. However, the report also claimed that Liverpool would need to offer Real Madrid the services of their star forward Sadio Mane in order to secure the deal. 

In the end, with Real Madrid and Liverpool seemingly unable to come to an agreement Asensio remained in the Spanish capital. 

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But, unfortunately for the 24-year-old, he has not played a competitive game for the club since the summer transfer rumours. 

 

Asensio went down after challenging Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a pre-season friendly over the summer, his knee buckling under his weight. 

The result was an ACL tear and Asensio was ruled out for eight to nine months and has not played since. 

Liverpool fans will, of course, be wishing Asensio a speedy recovery, and perhaps he can make a first appearance of the season when La Liga gets back underway after the current postponement. 

However, they will also be pleased that Liverpool did not spend big on a player who would possibly go on to miss the entire campaign with injury.

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