There are still five players in the first-team squad who could leave Liverpool this summer. The Reds aren’t finished with their business.
Liverpool have been busy in the summer transfer window. We’ve seen three players arrive – Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay – while Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez and James Milner got new contracts.
All three had major question marks over their futures but the Reds got things sorted.
And there have been outgoings. Sadio Mané is the biggest of those, of course, as he joined Bayern Munich. Divock Origi left with the end of his contract to join AC Milan, while Takumi Minamino moved to AS Monaco, too. This week saw Neco Williams become the latest sale as he joined Nottingham Forest.
Loans, too, have sent players elsewhere. Owen Beck is at Famalicao, Conor Bradley went to Bolton Wanderers and Marcelo Pitaluga is now with Macclesfield Town. All three have been in and around the first-team setup.
But there should be even more to come. As we look at the first-team squad, it seems there are five more players who could soon move elsewhere before the new season kicks off.
Players who could still leave Liverpool
Davies is a very obvious one, given he’s now 26 and has never actually played for Liverpool. It feels as though it’s in everyone’s best interests that he finds a new club.
And that could come soon. The Daily Mail claims that Liverpool are in talks with Blackburn Rovers about the defender – surely a fine move for all parties.
Williams is in such a strange spot right now. He’s still only 21 and proved his quality in the Premier League back in 2021 with a fine spell in the first team.
But with so much talent ahead of him, it’s hard to see how Williams gets decent game-time this season. A loan would be our preference if Liverpool can find one.
Phillips would be the obvious sale if Liverpool wanted to secure more income this summer. The Liverpool Echo believes there’s a £15m asking price on his head – but the Reds also aren’t quite sure they should sell.
Everyone at Anfield knows that Phillips is a very good player and one who can deliver for the first-team. He might even be Joel Matip’s long-term replacement. It’ll all depend on whether someone can meet that asking price.
Sepp van den Berg
Van den Berg spent the last 18 months with Preston North End and it was a very successful spell. There’s quite a bit of talent there and we can’t imagine that Liverpool would actively sell the Dutchman. Another loan, however, feels ideal.
The right one – towards the top end of the Championship – could lead to Van den Berg skyrocketing in value. He’s got the talent to perform at a great level but his next move will be key for his career.
We imagine Oxlade-Chamberlain will stay with Liverpool but his contract expires in a year’s time. There’s also no suggestion from anywhere that the Reds will seek a renewal. That surely opens to door to sale this summer and the right offer would be seriously tempting.
So this one is a real ‘maybe’. Oxlade-Chamberlain certainly has a role to play in the squad next season, should no offer arrive. But the opportunity to cash in on a player who otherwise leaves for free would be too much to pass up.