Liverpool Outgoings That Could Fund The Summer

Tom Johnson
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With continual speculation over potential Liverpool marquee signings to Anfield this summer, outgoings will be a necessity.

It has always been the FSG way, which will only be enhanced by the current financial climate.

With acquisitions such as Kylian Mbappe on the club’s radar, who could depart to make a move materialise?

Adrian

It would be a fair assessment to suggest the Spaniard’s time on Merseyside has been dismal.

Since arriving in 2019, the 34-year-old has cost his teammates on countless occasions and has subsequently been reduced to Jurgen Klopp’s number three.

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While the Reds may not receive a transfer fee, he is certainly one to remove off the wage bill, especially in light of the recently impressive Caiomhin Kelleher.

Joel Matip

While Matip’s quality is undisputed, the 29-year-old’s availability falls short of what Liverpool need. With an annual hectic schedule, the league champions need reliability, which the Cameroonian simply cannot offer.

At the time of his return to injury this summer, according to Transfermarkt, Matip will have missed a total of 433 days out injured. With 3 years left on his current deal, the Reds could still command a respectable transfer fee for his signature.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Similar to Matip, the 27-year-old possesses glaring qualities and when fully fit, can offer a lot to this Liverpool side.

His maiden campaign including two iconic strikes against Manchester City, showed supporters exactly what he can produce.

However, since an unfortunate injury against AS Roma, the Englishman has since failed to reach similar heights.

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74 games missed in only three full seasons has not helped, though this highlights an inability to maintain prolonged fitness.

With two years left on his current deal, while also considering the midfielder’s age and England international status, the Anfield club could expect to receive a fairly sizeable offer.

Roberto Firmino

Certainly one that divides opinion, the Brazilian has been short of his brilliant best for a long period. Since the start of the 19-20 campaign, the 29-year-old has netted on just 15 occasions in 60 league outings.

Considering Firmino’s age and contract with still 2 years remaining, the upcoming summer could be Liverpool’s prime time to sell. Particularly with potential marquee recruits primarily operating in his position, it could be one to seriously consider, with an undoubted substantial price attached.

Divock Origi

Ever since the Belgian wrote himself into Anfield folklore just over 18 months ago, performances have been well below-par.

Once a superb impact sub, the 25-year-old has consistently failed to deliver in recent times.

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While still at an age with room for improvement, and three years remaining on Origi’s current deal, a Summer 2021 departure seems in the best interests of all parties.

Naby Keita

The Reds’ third most expensive player of all-time, Keita has unfortunately never lived up to such a price tag.

Bought for £53m in 2018, the Guinean seemingly had the world at his feet, after such an impressive spell with RB Leipzig.

A combination of injuries and inconsistency however, has meant history failing to repeat itself on Merseyside. Just 50 league appearances demonstrate an evident inability for sustained fitness.

Inevitably with this, consistency is hard to come by, which has certainly been the reality for the 25-year-old. Another asset at a brilliant age with still two years left, it could be the right time to part ways with the midfielder.

LFCTR Verdict

Although a move for someone of Kylian Mbappe’s calibre may seem like a non-starter, there are undeniably assets capable of funding a move. With Michael Edwards at the helm of negotiations, Liverpool will feel they can receive more than market value.

Recent acquisitions at the back, players such as Curtis Jones making significant strides in the midfield, with Diogo Jota and Harvey Elliott soon returning in the offensive areas, it could be argued the above sales are highly viable.

If these were to secure a marquee signature, it is a strategy in which FSG and Jurgen Klopp should actively look to pursue.

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