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Potential £60m: 3 players Liverpool should sell in 2021

Here are three players we believe Liverpool should sell in 2021. The Reds could bring in a significant amount of money for the trio.

Xherdan Shaqiri

The injuries are just proving to be too much. Xherdan Shaqiri barely played last season as a result and a the time of writing, he’s out once again.

The talent is there – we know that. Shaqiri has shown it in bursts at Liverpool but always picks up an injury at the worst time.

Thus it’s difficult to see an Anfield future. Takumi Minamino and, in particular, Diogo Jota are ahead in the pecking order, so where do the games come from?

Liverpool reportedly wanted £20m in the last transfer window. Hopefully, if financial constraints ease a little, they could find that figure in 2021.

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Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson, like Shaqiri, faces the problem of where his games would come from. He does play the same position, after all.

But worse for Wilson is that he’s not the exciting, young option on the right anymore. That’s quite clearly Harvey Elliott.

Both are on loan in the Championship at clubs just outside the Play-Off places. And both are having very similar seasons.

The problem for the Welshman, then, is that he’s 23 and Elliott is 17.

There might be room for one at Liverpool next season and if there is, it won’t be Wilson. So at this point, it’s best to move him on.

Liverpool, again, reportedly wanted £20m ahead of this season. We think they may struggle to get that but who knows? A solid second-half of the season and it’s a real possibility.

Divock Origi

We just don’t see how Divock Origi has a Liverpool future. He’s not performing and Jota is proving to be a goal machine.

Even Minamino is now ahead of him in the pecking order. But it’s easy to see why.

Origi has one Premier League goal in 2020. Now, he hasn’t played too often but that also says quite a lot.

When Origi isn’t scoring, he doesn’t offer much. To hammer that point home, Klopp reportedly ‘gave him a mouthful’ for his lack of movement last month.

If you can’t do that, you’re not going to make it at Liverpool. Not where there are players who can do it along with the goals.

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We thought it was a pretty big sign that Origi was off when Klopp substituted him against FC Midtjylland. It was a game that meant absolutely nothing, after all, but the boss still didn’t give the Belgian 90 minutes.

The Athletic recently reported that Liverpool are open to offers and could ask for £20m. Wolves even have an interest. That move feels like the best for all parties right now.

Of all the players we expect Liverpool to sell in 2021, Origi tops the lot.

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