Liverpool are braced for a busy transfer window this summer, amid several contrasting reports pointing to many high-profile outgoings.
Indeed, the Reds will want to address a number of areas in their squad following a disappointing 2020/21 campaign, by Liverpool’s high standards.
The inevitable calls for Jurgen Klopp to further bolster his squad have already begun, with Merseyside tipped as a viable destination for countless coveted players currently on the market.
Outgoings expected at Liverpool
However, Liverpool also have to prepare themselves in terms of who the club will look to move on this summer, too.
And according to The Sunday World, the likes of Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could all be sold to raise funds at Anfield.
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Origi, for one, has persistently been touted with a move away from Liverpool, most recently to Serie A and Inter Milan.
This comes from the Italian publication CalcioMercatto. They claim that Antonio Conte has compiled a four-man attacking shortlist, which features Origi as a preferred option, ahead of Arsenal star Gervinho, who now plays for Parma, Cagliari’s Leonardo Pavoletti and Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca.
The report adds that Liverpool have a £13m valuation for Origi, whom the Reds signed from Lille for £10m back in 2014.
Who else could be exit bound?
An alternate report from La Razon credits Sevilla with a summer interest in forward duo Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino.
The publication reports that Shaqiri could leave due to limited game-time, with former Real Madrid manager, Julen Lopetegui, hoping £13m will be enough to land the 83-time Switzerland international.
Moreover, the report adds that Minamino, who is currently on loan at Southampton, also remains a target to Sevilla. The Europa League holders are willing to invest £8.5m in the former RB Salzburg starlet.
However, according to The ECHO, such claims concerning Minamino are widely speculative and Liverpool are in no immediate position to offload a player they signed just 14 months ago.
The ECHO adds that a long-term succession plan took place at Anfield before signing Minamino in January 2020.
Whether or not Liverpool are to actually sell any of the aforementioned names, though, remains to be seen.
However, judging by the widespread of coverage currently concerning Origi and Shaqiri, we’d assume that both forward players are the two more likely candidates to depart the Reds this summer.