Marco Asensio was linked to Liverpool earlier this year.
Marco Asensio turned in arguably the best performance of his career to date as he led Spain to a thumping 6-0 victory over World Cup finalists Croatia.
Asensio scored two goals and provided three assists as La Roja turned on the style. His performance wowed fans – with Liverpool supporters among those taking notice.
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo had claimed Liverpool made a heavy offer to Real Madrid for Asensio back in June.
It was claimed the Reds offered 180 million Euros, (converting to £160m). Real dismissed the offer – Asensio’s release clause stands at a staggering £613 million, according to The Indepdendent.
That would make Asensio more expensive than most Premier League clubs. Last night’s performance showed why he is so highly rated, and this could be his time to shine.
Still only 22-years-old, Real’s decision to keep him around looks like a smart move.
Here is a look at how Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to Asensio’s performance…
— Kwaku Klopp (@kwakuTuah) September 11, 2018
Im sorry. But if u think Marco Asensio is overrated. U are 100% wrong!. Guys a freak. World class. Wont mind him at Liverpool.
— Surajh Rambaran (@KungfuMino9) September 11, 2018
— Guy Dore (@GuyPad) September 11, 2018
I’d break the bank for Marco Asensio
— Marty Sikora (@marty_sikora) September 11, 2018