Liverpool have been linked with all and sundry during this transfer window and indeed in the months preceding. These signings cost money. Liverpool could regret not selling one of the front three this summer, hear me out before you cancel me. This is about pragmatism, not sentimentality.
Disappointing season up front
The Reds title defence was derailed by injuries.
Jürgen Klopp lost every one of his senior centre backs and the injury crisis led to plenty of players being dragged out of position whilst others couldn’t be rested.
However, we can’t blame all of our woes on the defence.
The front three were incredibly wasteful, particularly from January onwards.
The Reds’ attacking trident has been together for four years, an abnormally long stretch of time.
Liverpool transfer plans
Liverpool need to sign a centre midfielder and at least one forward.
The Reds need to bring in a midfielder in order to replace Gini Wijnaldum as the Dutchman will be joining PSG on a free transfer.
Meanwhile, Liverpool need a clinical finisher to mop up the chances which are going wasted. We could possibly also do with a wide man to provide further cover and competition.
Liverpool could regret not selling
The duo have gone on to establish themselves as superstars of the game.
This week saw the Egyptian King turn 29-years-old, in the Autumn Roberto Firmino will turn 30-years-old.
If Liverpool are ever planning on selling the attacking trio then now is the time to do it, this is the peak of their value.
Furthermore, a number of reports have stated that a signing such as Jadon Sancho or Kylian Mbappe won’t be possible without a departure from the current lineup.
If we are concerned with the long term future of the side then cashing in on one of our established superstars to replace them with a much younger successor has to be the most sensible option.
Otherwise we could find ourselves with an ageing front line on expensive deals in a couple of years’ time.
Sentimentality may make this seem a ridiculous suggestion but consider how much the club improved once we sold Philippe Coutinho and reinvested the money.
It will be painful but cashing in on our superstars is essential for regenerating the squad.