According to a report by Liverpool Echo, Liverpool will not pursue Marco Asensio this year as the Reds are done with their incoming business in the summer transfer window. The Real Madrid forward is open to taking a pay cut to join the Merseyside giants ahead of the 2022/23 season. Marco Asensio might be feeling he has done little wrong to be in an uncertain situation at Real Madrid coming into the summer transfer window. The Spanish international ended the 2021/22 campaign as Real Madrid’s third-highest scorer, behind Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior, after finding the back of the net 12 times in 42 appearances across all competitions.

But Asensio has entered the final year of his contract with Real Madrid, leaving Los Blancos in a spot of bother over his long-term future. The 26-year-old has no shortage of suitors either, with several clubs in the Premier League keen on signing him. And widespread reports have also linked Liverpool with the Real Madrid forward. Liverpool lost Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino in the early days of the summer transfer window while adding Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho to the first-team squad. And while there is a feeling that Jurgen Klopp might not have enough backup options, he now has six recognised attackers at his disposal.

With Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota capable of reprising roles on the flanks, Liverpool’s need to sign a player like Asensio seems non-existent. And the Real Madrid forward might not have seen his situation improve had he completed a move to Anfield in the summer transfer window. Asensio will not join Liverpool in the summer transfer window, with the Reds ruling out an approach for the 26-year-old. Sources at Liverpool FC have told Liverpool Echo that the Merseyside giants are done with incoming transfer business this summer.