Liverpool news We 'signed' Marco Asensio for Liverpool and he became Klopp's new Coutinho PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - We simulated the 2022/23 season with Marco Asensio in the Liverpool squad and this is what happened.

Liverpool news We 'signed' Marco Asensio for Liverpool and he became Klopp's new Coutinho PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - We simulated the 2022/23 season with Marco Asensio in the Liverpool squad and this is what happened.

Liverpool news  We 'signed' Marco Asensio for Liverpool and he became Klopp's new Coutinho PremierLeague-News.Com
25 June 2022 - 02:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Real Madrid are reportedly open to selling Spanish playmaker Marco Asensio this summer with Liverpool being linked to the 26-year-old. Liverpool have had a busy start to the transfer window, spending a combined and initial £77million on Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay. While the Reds reluctantly parted ways with club legend Sadio Mane with the Senegal international moving to Bayern Munich after spending six years on Merseyside in which he won every club trophy available. The ECHO understands that Liverpool's transfer business is already complete for this summer, but reports from Spain suggest the Reds could be tempted to make a move for Asensio should the club feel it represents good value for money. While the Spain international is reportedly not convinced about leaving Los Blancos, if the 26-year-old was to move on, then he would prefer a move to Italy over England. READ MORE: Jurgen Klopp named as 'main' reason for why Sadio Mane left Liverpool READ MORE: Liverpool urged to sign £60m forward to put Mohamed Salah 'under pressure' So, if Asensio was to make the move to Liverpool in the summer, what sort of impact could he have on Jurgen Klopp's side? Could the he help the club win the Premier League for the second time? We simulated the 2022/23 season with Asensio in the Reds' squad and this is what happened. We 'signed' Marco Asensio for Liverpool next season To set up this simulation, we used the Football Manager 2022 editor to arrange for Asensio to join Liverpool at the start of the summer transfer window, using FM22 to run the simulation. This is what his in-game profile looks like on FM22. Marco Asensio's in-game profile on Football Manager 2022. Asensio is classed as a 'midfield orchestrator' due to his impressive technical attributes, while also having well-rounded mental and physical attributes for an attacking midfielder. His best attributes are his Dribbling (16), First Touch (17), Long Shots (17), Passing (16), Technique (18), Flair (17) and Natural Fitness (17). Asensio can play across anywhere behind the striker and has exceptional Finishing (15), Crossing (15), Corners (15), Free Kick Taking (15) and Vision (15). He slotted into Liverpool's system well and played a total of 48 games in all competitions. Marco Asensio's statistics for Liverpool in the 2022/23 season. Asensio scored 14 goals and registered four assists for the Reds playing in the number 10 role behind Darwin Nunez. Klopp rotated Asensio with Roberto Firmino as the German manager switched his formation to allow for the new boy to play in a more familiar role. Asensio averaged a match rating of 7.18 in all competitions, ranking him as the sixth-best performer in the squad, behind the likes of Mohamed Salah (7.62), Luis Diaz (7.51), Nunez (7.

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.30) and Thiago (7.26). Asensio averaged a pass completion rate of 85% and tackle success rate of 75%, highlighting his ability to contribute in possession and win the ball back often, suiting Klopp's high-pressing tactical system. At the end of the 2022/23 season, Football Manager 2022 put together an overall best Liverpool XI, based on performances, statistics and other metrics. This is what it looked like: Liverpool's best XI in the 2022/23 season. Full Liverpool best XI: (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Asensio, Diaz; Nunez. Asensio featured in Liverpool's best XI for the season due to his impressive performances and consistency as Klopp switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation to fit the Spaniard into his system. So, how did the Reds perform in the league and cup competitions? Let's take a look. Liverpool's results from the 2022-23 simulation: They finished runners-up in the Premier League behind champions Manchester City, finishing six points behind Pep Guardiola's side. Klopp's men missed out on the title after drawing three more games than City due to defensive errors late in games, allowing the opposition to peg Liverpool back from winning positions. Liverpool finished second in the Premier League. In the cup competitions, the Reds reached every final possible but only came away as winners on two occasions. In the FA Cup, they suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa side as Diaz scored a consolation goal at Wembley. But Liverpool completed a cup double for a second successive season as they won the Carabao Cup, beating Arsenal 3-1, and their seventh Champions League title with a 3-0 win over Klopp's former side Borussia Dortmund. Goals from Diaz (2) and Salah saw the Reds cruise to victory and cement their place as England's most successful side in Europe. Asensio had a hand in two goals. Liverpool's performances in the cup competitions. Overall, this Football Manager simulation predicts that if the Reds were to sign Asensio ahead of the 2022/23 season, he could become a key player and help evolve Klopp's team as they moved to a 4-2-3-1 from the regular 4-3-3 system used over the past few years. Asensio registered 18 goal contributions in 48 appearances in his debut season at Anfield, showing signs of quality and potential to improve further. Would you like to see Marco Asensio sign for Liverpool this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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