Jurgen Klopp’s prospects of completing more summer deals are dependent on two players.
If Liverpool intends to make any further additions to their squad this summer, they may have to sell two first-team players.
Liverpool’s hopes of bolstering their squad ahead of the new season may hinge on the sale of two first-team players. To fund additional acquisitions, the Reds are reportedly hoping to sell Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Jurgen Klopp’s team will be seeking to mount a genuine title assault in the coming season in order to dethrone Manchester City from the Premier League title.
Liverpool appeared to be on the verge of missing out on the Champions League this season after shock home defeats to Burnley and Fulham saw them drop to seventh place in March.
However, a late-season surge saw them conclude the season with a 10-match unbeaten streak, securing third place.
Despite a strong finish to the previous season, Liverpool finished 17 points behind champions Man City.
In comparison to its championship competitors, they have had a very quiet transfer window for the next season.
Rivals who are ruthless Manchester United have spent heavily this summer window, with new transfer negotiator Matt Judge working tirelessly to bring in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £72 million.
They are also expected to finalize the £42 million transfer of France defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
Before finalizing the transfer, the French defender will undergo a medical at the club’s Carrington training facility.
Premier League winners Man City finalized the £100 million signing of Jack Grealish this week in the blue half of Manchester.
Chelsea are also reportedly close to completing the £97.5 million transfer of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.
In the current transfer window, Liverpool has only signed French centre-back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
Liverpool has sold Harry Wilson to recently relegated Fulham for £12.6 million and Taiwo Awoniyi to Union Berlin for £5.8 million, among other players.
According to the Liverpool Echo, if Jurgen Klopp wants to add to his team before the summer window closes at the end of August, he’ll have to get rid of Origi and Shaqiri.
Origi scored for the Reds in the 2019 Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur, as well as in the historic semi-final victory over.