This summer will likely see a pretty big overhaul at Anfield. The first team is at full strength but the backup brigade will likely be completely rearranged, with some variety also added to challenge the first XI. According to a report in The Mirror, Liverpool are open to selling up to six players.
The Reds have become a paragon of frugality in recruitment in recent seasons, even Rio Ferdinand pointed to Michael Edwards as the example to follow.
With the club spending wisely, operating with surgical precision in the transfer market, we can expect a busy summer thanks to the influx of funds from Nike among other sources.
The Mirror has reported that Liverpool are considering letting go of Divock Origi, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Loris Karius.
Whilst we don’t agree with all of the list – we feel Naby Keita will be afforded more time – the rest of the group seems pretty spot on, we could even add Harry Wilson to the bunch.
Getting rid of all of these players would raise a significant amount of funds – Michael Edwards has proven with his £19m sale of Dominic Solanke that he can squeeze buyers for every penny.
There would also be a chunk of the wage budget freed up by letting these players go.
With our recruitment team appearing to be the most well equipped in Europe at the minute, this cull of players could see some big and exciting investments made in the summer.
We would be able to replace these players with brighter prospects that can challenge the first team and eventually replace them in a few years time. The likes of Denis Zakaria, Ben White and Kai Havertz come to mind.