James Pearce would be surprised if Liverpool don't sell Xherdan Shaqiri
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James Pearce would be surprised if Liverpool don't sell Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool are going to sell a raft of players this summer. The Reds are in dire need of funds for incoming transfers and fringe players will be chopped as a result. James Pearce has said he’d be really surprised if Liverpool don’t sell Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.

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Liverpool chopping block

Michael Edwards will be a busy man this summer.

The sporting director has plenty of players to find buyers for.

Divock Origi is expected to be on his way with the Belgian failing to take his chances in the first team.

Meanwhile, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic should be sold after being loaned out for the past few seasons.

Furthermore, Nat Phillips and Neco Williams will be allowed to leave if sufficient offers come in. Although the Reds would like to keep the pair they are thought to be in pursuit of first team football.

Liverpool to sell Xherdan Shaqiri

One man who looks certain to leave is our Swiss international.

Speaking to the 1892 Reds podcast, James Pearce said he’d be surprised if Xherdan Shaqiri wasn’t sold:

“I think probably it helps Liverpool that he had some great moments at the Euros, a timely reminder of the immense quality that he does possess.

“If Liverpool were to get upwards of £13-15m there is 100% a deal to be done there, there has been some interest from Lazio.

“I get the impression that he wants to play, he thought very carefully a year ago about whether to stay or go…he didn’t get much of a look in last season.

“I’d be really surprised if he was still a Liverpool player come the end of the window.”

What RTK has to say

Selling Shaq for £15m would mean making a profit, that wouldn’t be bad business at all.

The Reds are in desperate need of funds and the Swiss international could be one of our best earners.

If Michael Edwards manages to get a good price for him, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic among others then we could see some real quality come into the side before the start of the season.

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