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Report: Liverpool ‘open to offers’ for first-team stars

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Liverpool are said to be ‘open to offers’ for as many as four first-team players this summer according to a report from Sunday World

The report, which outlines RB Leipzig ace Ibrahima Konate as the Reds’ main target defensively, claims the club could be willing to listen to offers for Joel Matip, Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Jurgen Klopp could oversee a minor overhaul this summer as the German manager looks to build a squad to challenge for the Premier League title once again after his injury-hit side fall miles behind Manchester City this term.

Having run the big-spending City close on two occasions, Liverpool went one step further last season and eclipsed Pep Guardiola’s side.

However, a dismal home run combined with slip-ups along the way have left the Reds floundering and in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification.

A report from The Athletic has suggested the Anfield owners will make funds available to Klopp at the end of the season, however, supplementing those finances with sales would be beneficial.

The aforementioned four players touted as potential outgoings have appeared in just 39 matches combined this season (Squawka).


Whilst in the cases of Matip, Shaqiri and Oxlade-Chamberlain, watching them leave would be tough as their spells on Merseyside have been blighted by injury, ultimately costing them their place – there is certainly a case for allowing all three to leave.

As for Origi, unfortunately for the Belgian, it’s very much a case of thanks for the memories. Having given Kopites some glorious moments down the years, unfortunately, the striker isn’t of a level required, as proven time and time again this season in his fleeting outings.

Using the market value tool on Transfermarkt, Liverpool could raise around £79m should they sanction all four departures.

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