Attacking incomings at Liverpool are contingent on the futures of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, according to The Athletic’s James Pearce.
Speaking on The Red Agenda podcast, Pearce said he had been told that the Reds would be ‘active’ in the market if the duo were to be sold.
He reported late in July that Shaqiri had told the club he wanted to leave, and that Liverpool would not stand in his way if a suitable offer arrived. The Swiss international is apparently valued at £12m, which is £1m less than what they paid to sign him back in 2018.
Origi less likely to depart Liverpool
Pearce’s colleague Caoimhe O’Neill had suggested last month that Origi was ‘likely’ to remain a squad player on Merseyside.
She explained that Liverpool were not ‘actively looking to cash in’ on the Belgian, whose only goal last season came in a Carabao Cup victory over League One side Lincoln City in September.
Fan feed LFC Transfer Room relayed the latest from Pearce, and here’s what some supporters made of it.
These Liverpool fans bemoan transfer situation
“Sell to buy FC. What a club.”
“The more you read, the more of a joke it becomes”
“Makes next to no sense to keep both players just to sit on the sidelines… Edwards should be firing up that laptop at the crack of dawn to get both moved on”
“We need to be proactive in moving these players that the manager likely won’t use”
“Of course sell-to-buy fc back again, JUST GET RID OF THEM”
“Another trophyless season, can’t wait.”
In other news, there’s a key update on a Liverpool target in Serie A.
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