Planning to trade up to eight marginal footballers, Liverpool are looking to raise £80m from player sales this summer apparently.
By offloading a number of their fringe players, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are likely to collect significant revenue, around £80 million.
So, Liverpool are looking to raise £80m from player sales, after having relinquishing some already and negotiating offers for other.
Liverpool have already said farewell to one player this last week, because Georginio Wijnaldum is leaving on a free transfer.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi might be on their way out, with the Reds valued at roughly £15 million each.
Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, and Takumi Minamino, who were all on loan in 2020-21, are also rumoured to be for sale.
According to reports, Taiwo Awoniyi and Loris Karius are next on the list in terms of value, while Ben Woodburn is another player whom Jurgen Klopp does not want.
Why Are Liverpool Holding a “Sale”?
Liverpool must sell their fringe players out of necessity, to raise revenue for incoming transfers.
Jurgen Klopp has suffered an injury crisis, especially in defence, all season at Anfield.
And the head coach will need new players, defenders in particular, to offer some depth on the pitch.
So, Liverpool have promised Klopp that any and all money they raise from players’ sales, he can use for transfers.
With sales always bolstering Liverpool’s coaches’ resources, the transfer approach of the Reds is determinate now.
After more than 10 years in control of Liverpool, the Fenway Sports Group have set in stone their market behaviour.
On Friday, the Reds began their transfer business by signing centre-back Ibrahima Konate. Triggering the defender’s release clause in his contract with RB Leipzig has come at a cost of roughly £36 million.
More incoming players may arrive at Anfield in the coming months.
However, such ambitious transfers will only be possible if Liverpool raise funds through the sale of unnecessary players.