Once again the agenda for Liverpool this summer is sell to buy. The Reds have operated on this budget throughout the Jürgen Klopp reign and it has worked well thus far. Following the Swiss exit from Euro 2020, Liverpool could sell Xherdan Shaqiri in the near future.
Liverpool sales this summer
The Reds have already agreed two sales this summer.
The Athletic reported this week that Liam Millar will join Basel in a £1.3m deal which includes a 20% sell-on clause.
Meanwhile Kamil Grabara has signed for FC Copenhagen in a £3m transfer which also includes a 20% sell-on clause.
Elsewhere fringe players will be moved on.
Despite claims from The Athletic that Divock Origi will stay put we firmly believe that the Reds are merely trying to drive up his price.
Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic are also expected to move on after a string of loan moves for the pair.
Furthermore Nat Phillips and Neco Williams are believed to be keen on moves in order to secure regular first team football.
Xherdan Shaqiri exit pending
Speaking before Switzerland faced Italy, Xherdan Shaqiri told a press conference:
“I have a contract [at Liverpool] and after the Euros, of course, I will talk to my agent and then we will look at the situation.”
For Switzerland at least, the Euro 2020 is over.
The Swiss were eliminated on penalties by Spain on Friday night.
As a result Xherdan Shaqiri is now free to negotiate his transfer away.
There is thought to be plenty of interest in the diminutive playmaker with Tuttomercatoweb reporting that Lazio want Xherdan Shaqiri.
Whilst the Liverpool ECHO has reported that Liverpool are holding out for £13m for the ex-Stoke City man.
Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before the Reds net that £13m windfall.
Given the need for incoming signings we need to get our sales sorted early.