Liverpool, like all teams across the world, has been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in a bid to raise some much-needed funds, the Reds could offload as many as eight squad players.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo, who have broken down exactly which players could move on this summer and how much they could amass in transfer fees.
The outlet claim that as many as eight squad and fringe players could seal transfers away once this summer’s window opens.
The names on the outgoing’s list include Takumi Minamino (£10m), Taiwo Awoniyi (£8m), Loris Karius (£3m), Ben Woodburn (£2m), Harry Wilson (£12m), Divock Origi (£15m), Xherdan Shaqiri (£15m) and Marko Grujic.
Midfielder Gini Wjinaldum is also set to join Barcelona in the coming days, although, given the fact the Dutchman is now out of contract, his transfer will not cost the Catalonia side a thing.
Barcelona plans on free agents ??
– Gini Wijnaldum is now close to sign until June 2024. He received approaches from PSG and Bayern but no agreement.
– Sergio Agüero: done deal.
– Eric Garcia: done deal.
– Depay: Barça made their proposal, waiting for Memphis final answer.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 25, 2021
The Reds have all but secured defender Ibrahimia Konate from RB Leipzig (£36m) which will see the Frenchman become Jurgen Klopp’s first signing ahead of the new season.
Liverpool are now progressing in negotiations for Fabinho’s new contract, he’s open to stay and extend the agreement. Ibrahima Konaté clause has been triggered and he’s already completed his medical days ago: he’s a Liverpool player, never been in doubt. Official soon. ? #LFC https://t.co/HMqDRtScR8
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 28, 2021
In a bid to try and reclaim their 2019-20 Premier League title, Klopp, with the help of some outgoings, could spearhead a summer rebuild which could see the side transformed in many areas.