a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj56-XKwajjAhXdQkEAHV6hAfQQ0PADMAB6BAgFEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.express.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2F1150912%2FLiverpool-transfer-news-Marco-Asensio-Real-Madrid-Sadio-Mane-Mohamed-Salah&usg=AOvVaw1gU-2sp5x91-vcv7cAf7li">Liverpool are reportedly set to lodge a £67m bid for Real Madrid attacking-midfielder-come-winger Marco Asensio as they look to close the gap between themselves and Man City.
The signing would represent a significant statement of intent from the Merseyside club who boast a wealth of attacking talent.
But could it thrust Ryan Kent one step closer to Rangers?
Liverpool’s squad is blessed with world-class players and they proved it by winning the Champions League at the end of an impressive season last campaign.
The likes of Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri are hard enough to depose normally.
In the event of Marco Asensio also becoming an option for Jurgen Klopp’s side it’s difficult to see a role for Ryan Kent next season.
Liverpool are reportedly holding out for a permanent transfer of the player in this window, with the Scousers also reportedly demanding £12m for Kent’s services.
Steven Gerrard said in the run-up to the match against St. Joseph’s that the situation is “in Liverpool’s hands” and reiterated that Rangers are interested in the player.
Should Marco Asensio sign for Liverpool, Ryan Kent will certainly be one step closer to leaving Anfield.
Whether that’s to Rangers or not remains to be seen
Besides, Sheyi Ojo’s certainly not doing a bad job of replacing him so far.
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