By: Dom Chandle
The Mirror claims that the Premier League Champions are looking to sell Harry Wilson and Marko Grujić this summer.
Mark Jones says that the club is “prepared to ignore further loan deals” for the pair, with the Reds now hoping to raise £40m in sales.
The article goes on to say that Liverpool are aiming to boost their transfer kitty as they enter the final six weeks of the window.
This piece falls into line with many other reports regarding Liverpool’s approach to the recruitment this summer. The climate of the transfer market has shifted, and the side will no doubt have to adapt accordingly.
That could mean that the 2019 Champions League winners will have to oversee more departures before welcoming any new faces to Anfield.
The club have already signed £11.7m left back Kostas Tsimikas this month, but Klopp is said to be eyeing further additions.Embed from Getty Images
Watford’s Ismaïla Sarr has been linked, while Liverpool are yet to replace Dejan Lovren who left the club in July. Rumours in Germany linking Thiago Alcântara with the Reds are refusing to go away either.
Both Players In Demand
Meanwhile, both Wilson and Grujić have spent the last two seasons out on loan, with the duo impressing during their respective spells away from Anfield.
Wilson’s excellent showings with Derby in the Championship sparked a scramble for his signature in 2019. With Bournemouth winning the race for his signing, the winger initially impressed on the south coast.Embed from Getty Images
The youngster hit six league goals in his first 15 games, before the Cherries’ slump in form resulted in eventual relegation.
As for Grujić, the midfielder has been a key player for Hertha Berlin over the past two seasons. The Serbian, who was Klopp’s first signing at Liverpool, provided nine goals and two assists in 51 games for the club.
Quickly held in high esteem upon his arrival in the German capital, he was a midfield lynchpin for a side which claimed back-to-back mid-table finishes.
Wilson has been one of the brightest prospects to come through Liverpool’s academy over the past decade, while Grujić was tipped for the top as a teenager.
Will They Cut It At Liverpool?
However, now 23 and 24 respectively, they have made just fifteen outings for the Reds between them. The pair still appear to be down the pecking order and the time could be ripe for them to now move on.
For now, Grujić has linked up with the Reds for pre-season training in Austria, while Wilson is said to be recovering from an injury. Along with Xherdan Shaqiri, who has been linked with a move to Italy in recent days, these players could represent Liverpool’s most saleable assets this summer.Embed from Getty Images
There is rumoured to be plenty of suitors for Wilson this window, with Leeds, Newcastle and Southampton amongst the clubs linked with the forward. Regarding his midfield teammate, Hertha Berlin are said to be keen to retain the Serbian’s services for next season.