Liverpool’s biggest concern this summer will be to improve the backline but the Reds will also have to add a few attackers in order to improve the overall squad.
While Liverpool’s starting eleven is arguably the best in the Premier League, their squad depth is nowhere near the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. Injuries to key players like Coutinho and Mane in recent months have taken away another chance of silverware from the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp will be ready to spend big on the ‘right players’ this summer and it seems that the German is looking to raid La Liga giants Real Madrid as well for that.
It was reported last month that the Liverpool boss is considering a move for Real Madrid’s attacking midfielder Marco Asensio who has grown frustrated with a lack of game-time this season.
Now according to various reports in Spain on Saturday, Real Madrid have rejected an official approach from Liverpool for the talented youngster who is now seen as a future leader for Los Blancos.
Asensio has started only 7 La Liga games this season and is said to be looking for a new destination for a regular starting eleven spot.
Interestingly, another out-of-favour Real Madrid star James Rodriguez was linked with the Reds last month but the rumours have gone quiet lately as the player is said to be favouring a move to Bayern Munich in the summer.
There was a rumour circling around recently that Jurgen Klopp is preparing for a possible departure of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian, who signed a new long-term contract with the Reds recently, is a major target for Barcelona who want to replace their ageing captain Andres Iniesta with the former Inter Milan man.
The 24-year-old has recently reiterated his desire to stay with the Reds but an outrageous offer from the La Liga club may push FSG to sell our prized asset.
Recently a research by betting firm Bwin included Coutinho in a list of players who could possibly break the £100m transfer barrier this summer.
Liverpool have lost some big names in recent past to La Liga and Jurgen Klopp will need to stop the talent-drain if we are to win the Premier League in the coming years.