As many as six Liverpool players face uncertain futures this transfer window. The Reds could see quite a few changes if they choose to do business.
Undoubtedly the biggest name on this list, Wijnaldum could be off soon. The Dutchman’s contract has one year left to run, meaning that the Reds have to sell now if they want any money for him. And given the current economic climate, they won’t pass up that opportunity.
You’d imagine there would be a long line of suitors for Wijnaldum. He’s played a key role in both the Champions League victory and Premier League title, after all.
We can certainly say that he’d leave a gaping hole in the team, should he leave this summer.
The Swiss winger hasn’t featured much at all this season after a series of injuries. But then, he’s never really been a first-team fixture since arriving two years ago.
The emergence of Harvey Elliott means Shaqiri’s time at Anfield appears limited and it could even come to an end this summer. If the club wants money, he’s an easy way to find some without sacrificing too much, given his lack of game-time and the youngster ready to come through.
Reports suggest he’s wanted in Turkey and that Liverpool won’t stand in his way.
If Liverpool had brought in Timo Werner, we’d be certain that Origi was off. As it is, the Reds may stick with the Belgian despite his poor form this season.
Origi’s goal against Newcastle United on the final day was his first since early December. That kind of record isn’t good enough for a striker and Liverpool may well want better.
And so the Belgian’s future comes down to whether Liverpool find a replacement. If they can find one for a good price, we think Origi could be off.
Brewster is a more positive feature on this list. Yes, his future is uncertain but things look good either way.
The striker is scoring goals for Swansea City in his first taste of senior football. Seeing as Liverpool need a goalscorer in their squad, Brewster may prove to be the player they’re looking for.
But it may be better to give him regular senior football in the Premier League, should such an offer come about. The most likely way is that Swansea win promotion via the Play-Offs. If they do, perhaps Brewster could spend another year in Wales.
Either way, he appears to have a bright future with Liverpool. It just depends on how soon it comes about.
Wilson is a complicated one. He’s had a decent enough season with Bournemouth, scoring seven goals. But the team were relegated and Wilson wasn’t in the team by the end of the campaign.
Still, those seven goals will tempt clubs into making offers and Liverpool could make some decent money from a sale in the transfer window. Whether they can this summer when things are tight is another matter.
It seems that things will go one of two ways. Liverpool will either cash in on what they can get now or risk another loan, hoping to secure more in a year’s time.
Is there room for Grujic? He’s impressed for Hertha BSC but Liverpool have so many versatile midfielders right now. If Wijnaldum leaves, though, space opens up and Grujic may well take it.
But that again depends on an two ‘ifs’. Grujic can make it if Wijnaldum leaves and if Liverpool don’t sign a replacement.
No space would leave the Reds with the same options as with Wilson. Sell now and get what you can, or loan him again to potentially get more in a year.
Unlike Wilson, though, Grujic could still have a Liverpool future – this transfer window will be huge for him.