36 M €. This summer, Liverpool have already raised 36 M € with the departures of Harry Wilson (Fulham), Marko Grujic (FC Porto) and Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin). This is good, but it is not enough for the management of the Reds, which strongly hopes for other departures to reduce the payroll on the one hand and allow progress on recruitment. Indeed, for the time being, only Ibrahima Konaté (22 years old, ex-RB Leipzig) has arrived.
So, to speed up the arrivals plan, the La Mersey club put 6 players on the transfer list, explains the Mirror. Defenders Ben Davies (25) and Nathaniel Phillips (24) as well as winger Sheyi Ojo (24) are notably mentioned. But the residents of Anfield mainly rely on three sales to glean precious additional money.
Ten days to clean up
They thus wish to sell Divock Origi (26 years old), hero of the victorious Champions League campaign in 2019. Its price, to be discussed of course, has been set at nearly € 20 million. Wolverhampton and Naples have recently come forward, but the price seems high for the time being. A loan could be considered if no dry transfer offer arrives at the Scousers’ offices. He announced it himself recently, Xherdan Shaqiri (29) has an exit voucher.
Lazio, as explained again this Wednesday on Corriere dello Sport, is on the spot, just like Naples. The Swiss are estimated at nearly 15 M € by their bosses. Finally, Liverpool are also looking to get rid of Loris Karius (28), their German goalkeeper. But the suitors are not really jostling … Ideally, Jürgen Klopp hopes to have sold these six players within ten days, to have time to reinject fresh money into the transfer window. The countdown begins.