Liverpool could sell several players to raise transfer funds this summer. Here are six that might move on ahead of next season.
The Daily Mail says Liverpool ‘expect’ Divock Origi to depart. It’s now seven years since his initial deal but things appear to be ending soon.
Origi hasn’t played all that much this season – or last, for that matter. He’s still, however, a player with a sizeable reputation.
We imagine there will be a few sides out there willing to take a chance on him. We’re not sure Liverpool will get £20m+ but certainly enough to put towards someone new.
Jurgen Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool boss but not someone who ever really got a chance. Which is a real shame – Grujic is a very good player.
In truth, there are many eras in which the Serbian could have played a role. Unfortunately, he joined Liverpool as they became an elite European side. Grujic just couldn’t force his way in.
Now the Athletic says Liverpool will look to sell for around £15m. That would be a decent enough fee – but any buyer is likely getting a bargain.
The Daily Mail says Liverpool expect Shaqiri to leave this summer, along with Origi. And for the much the same reasons, it’s understandable.
Reports in Turkey suggest Fenerbahce want the Swiss winger, though they’ve only offered a loan. We don’t imagine that’ll be enough.
As for an asking price, that Sabah report claims £6m – again, that’s a bargain. It’s money Liverpool can put towards a new signing but it isn’t reflective of Shaqiri’s talent.
Back to Athletic for this one. They say Awoniyi is up for sale after finally getting a UK work permit. That means a host of English clubs are ready to sign him from Liverpool.
Awoniyi has never actually played for the Reds, of course. But his performances in Europe – primarily Germany – have built a reputation.
Liverpool hope to get £8m for the forward.
Wilson dipped back into the Championship for the 2020/21 campaign, with relative success. Now the Athletic says Liverpool are ready to finally split from the Welshman.
Wilson appears ready for that split, too. He’s been at the club a very long time but never truly had a first-team spot. Now it’s time he found one at another club and got his career on stable grounf.
Another £15m? That’s what the Athletic says. We hoped Wilson would be worth more than that by the time he left but it’s still a decent enough figure.
The harshest of all the players Liverpool could sell, certainly. Phillips is something of a saviour at Liverpool, having come out of nowhere to help guide them to Champions League football.
Unfortunately, the wide array of centre-backs at the club leave him without an obvious place. Now ESPN claims Liverpool are open to offers for the 24-year-old.
It would be a sad one but Phillips deserves regular football at Premier League level, in our opinion. Hopefully, Liverpool can find him that. And quite honestly, it should be for a sizeable fee, too.