Liverpool Set For Mass Clear-Out With Eight Players To Be Sold
Eight Liverpool players are reportedly for sale, as the club looks to build on the success of last season by strengthening their squad.
What a time to be a Liverpool supporter. Jurgen Klopp is finally showing his ruthless streak: despite seeing Loris Karius as a decent goalkeeper, the German boss knows that he cannot trust him to be his number one next season and so has decided to break the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper, signing Alisson from AS Roma for £66.8 million, much to the delight of Liverpool supporters.
But while some players will be simply lowered in the pecking order at Liverpool, some will be put up for sale. The Mirror report that the Reds are hoping to raise over £100 million through the sales of their players, with eight of them heading for the exit, in a squad clear-out.
They report that Lazar Markovic, Divock Origi and Danny Ings are on the list, as are players Sheyi Ojo and Ben Woodburn.
Marko Grujic and Spanish midfielder Pedro Chiravella are also in line for the chop, while one of the keepers - either Karius or Simon Mignolet - will be sold.
Loris Karius is considering leaving Liverpool and is disappointed with Jurgen Klopp's decision to bring in new goalkeeper Alisson.- Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) July 23, 2018
Strangely, there is no mention of Daniel Sturridge. The forward was dropped from Klopp's plans for last season, but preseason has seen a revival for the former England international. The attacker was seen to be linking up superbly with Naby Keita, a player whose form in the summer friendlies has many Reds supporters excited about what's to come next season.
The striker had the chance to join Newcastle United in January of last season, but opted to sign for West Bromwich Albion, who were subsequently relegated from the Premier League last campaign.
Daniel Sturridge says he feels at home at Liverpool again, and Klopp says the striker is looking very good this preseason. pic.twitter.com/EJX0gsuba3- This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) July 24, 2018
Something special is brewing at Anfield. Despite finishing fourth in the league last season, such is there brilliance in the transfer market this time around, that many have them pegged to be the closest to rival Manchester City to the title next season.