Former Liverpool forward Stan Collymore has talked up the possibility of a summer overhaul at Anfield.
The Reds’ title defence has unravelled rather spectacularly, with a mid-table finish increasingly on the cards after a sixth home defeat on the bounce against relegation-threatened Fulham on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side may have reached the end of its cycle, with evolution required to avoid a sustained drop-off.
Collymore pointed out in a tweet that Liverpool’s current three have ‘won the lot’ and may ‘fancy Madrid, Bayern or Juve for a new challenge’.
The money involved in a Liverpool evolution
If Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane were to leave, it could fetch the Reds up to €120 million if they met their valuations. Roberto Firmino, meanwhile, is valued between €70 and €90 million (via CIES Football Observatory).
Liverpool tend to spend only what they earn, and so one of these deal could enable them to target a younger, blockbuster replacement.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Mohamed Salah is the only member of the renowned trio who has performed this season.
Sadio Mane has managed just seven Premier League goals, while Roberto Firmino very much looks to have peaked too.
It would be rash to entertain the idea of selling Mane unless he were to push for a move (which seems unlikely).
But if a respectable offer arrives for Firmino, the club ought to seriously consider it.
The Brazilian has left an indelible mark at Anfield but his sale, in conjunction with others, could conceivably fund a move for Haaland and whoever signs the Norwegian, you feel, is in for a glittering decade.
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