The Liverpool faithful appear in agreement in the Spaniard’s suitability to the team.
They say hope for the best and prepare for the worst, and that’s exactly the mindset Liverpool fans seem to be adopting as the transfer saga surrounding Philippe Coutinho’s future rumbles on.
In a Sky Sports report, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp insisted that the Brazilian midfielder was priceless amid continued interest from Barcelona.
But that hasn’t stopped Liverpool fans taking to Twitter to suggest replacements should the 25-year-old depart Anfield.
One name that continued to crop up was that of Marco Asensio, who Spanish website Diario Gol report has been the subject of a bid from the Merseysiders this summer.
Arsenal and Juventus are also named as suitors of the 21-year-old talent, who Diario Gol suggest wants a pay rise and more playing time at Real Madrid.
Although there appeared to be a slight difference in the fees Liverpool fans were willing to fork out for Asensio, ranging from £72m up to £120m, one thing was without doubt: they all want him at Anfield:
If @LFC add VVD, I'm happy...if we add Asensio as well I'LL BE OVER THE MOON HAPPY!!!— Daniel Diamicis (@Teezum) August 10, 2017
If @LFC sell coutinho then for me, they've got to get asensio— Robbie (@RobbieLanda) August 10, 2017
"If" Coutinho leaves.. blow all the money on Mateo Kovacic and Asensio— Al_LFC (@Klopp1892) August 10, 2017
Asensio throw 80 mil at real, won't refuse— Tom Heyes (@TomHeyes98) August 10, 2017
Accept £120mil let Coutinho leave, get Asensio in. Take my advice @LFC— IR▪ (@imaan_raja) August 10, 2017
If this £72mil release clause for Asensio is true I would go in for him, so young and has so much potential for me only replacement for Phil— Everything LFC (@EverythingLFC30) August 10, 2017
If we sell Coutinho then either Alli, Asensio, Dembele or Mbappe to replace. Or, we'll riot. @LFC— Dylan (@Dylan_LFC99) August 8, 2017
Feel Marco Asensio will be the next real star..! LFC should at least try to get him.. would love to see him in red— Gokul (@imgokulcs) August 8, 2017
I'd also take asensio if he was to leave— LFC (@Connor23LFC) August 8, 2017
Actually if Coutinho goes I want Liverpool to blow all the money on Asensio or/and Thiago Alcantara.— FirmLFC (@FirmLFC) August 8, 2017
If #LFC sell Coutiniho we'd need to bring in a quality player to replace him, I'd like to see Max Meyer in a red shirt, or Asensio— Jack North (@thatJNkid) August 7, 2017
Asensio scored three goals and registered two assists in La Liga for Los Blancos last season.
He also made a brief cameo appearance off the bench against Manchester United in Madrid’s recent Uefa Supercup win.