Liverpool transfer news: Marco Asensio raid expected after failed £160m summer bid

With Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus, the La Liga heavyweights were in no mood to do business.

“This year, an offer of 180m euros [£160m] came to Liverpool’s Real Madrid for Asensio,” Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda explained.

“The club said no because Cristiano left, but Klopp is in love with the player and will go for the player next summer.”

Klopp has also been linked with Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.