After an enthralling run in the Champions League, Liverpool appear to have regained their place amongst the European elite.
Sweeping aside Porto, Manchester City and Roma on their way, the Merseyside giants looked set for European glory once again last season.
The redmen reached a final with Real Madrid, and despite missing out on the trophy, the team managed to demonstrate their ability to compete with the very best.
The next step for Jurgen Klopp is to consolidate the teams position in Europe and to make further strides towards the top of the Premier League table.
To achieve this Liverpool have been linked with a number of top transfer targets, including Roma keeper Alisson and the protracted move for Lyon captain Nabil Fekir.
In addition, Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and Fabinho from Monaco have joined already this summer.
Now a surprising new transfer target has been mooted in the Spanish press.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the new target for Klopp and Liverpool is Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.
The paper claim that Liverpool have already gone as far as to table a formal bid for the Spanish midfielder.
The reported bid is a massive €180 Million, equivalent to £123 Million, comfortably making the potential move the largest signing in the club’s history.
The article mentions that Asensio was the 13th most used player under Zinedine Zidane, and it seems doubtful that the club would let the player leave.
This seems particularly true considering new Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui picked
Asensio as a key player for the Spanish World Cup squad, before his surprise sacking on the eve of the tournament.
However, with the money involved in the game at the moment, it seems impossible to rule out an offer that Los Blancos can’t refuse.