Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio has this week admitted that he never had any intention of departing from the Spanish giants this summer, in spite of constant links to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, according to the Daily Express.

There had been speculations this summer about a possible £158 million move for Marco to the Reds, though no official bid for the star ended up being made.

Marco brought about rumours regarding of his future with Los Blancos when he said in an interview with GQ the previous month: “My first option is always to triumph at Real Madrid. After that, you never know what can happen.”

After picking up four assists and netting a goal in Spain’s 6-0 demolition of Croatia earlier this week, Marco spoke: “I’ve never had the intention to go anywhere.”

Asensio signed a six-year deal a year ago with Real Madrid with a huge buy-out (release) clause reported to be in the region of £442 million.

The starlet started just 30 La Liga matches in two full campaigns under Zinedine Zidane, sparking speculations that his future could lie elsewhere.

However, Spanish star has started all three of Real Madrid’s La Liga matches this campaign under new manager Julen Lopetegui.