Three Liverpool players could still leave in the summer transfer window if the right bids arrive, according to journalist James Pearce.
The Lowdown: Quiet summer at Anfield
While rival clubs have spent big this summer, the Reds have had a low-key transfer window, with Jurgen Klopp happy to make minimal changes to his squad.
Ibrahima Konate remains Liverpool’s only addition to date, while Gini Wijnaldum is the one noticeable absentee from 2020/21, with the Dutchman joining Paris Saint-Germain.
The Latest: Reds trio could still leave
Speaking in a Q&A for The Athletic after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Burnley, Pearce claimed that Nat Phillips, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi could all still leave Liverpool in the coming weeks, with all three the subject of recent transfer speculation.
The journalist replied to a supporter’s question about whether there could be further sales in the final few days of the transfer window by saying:
“Depends what offers come in. Clearly there are deals to be done for Phillips, Shaqiri and Origi if the right bids are forthcoming.”
The Verdict: Sell them all
While Phillips, Shaqiri and Origi have all contributed for Liverpool in recent years, they feel expendable and should be moved on if genuine interest emerges.
The English defender will find it almost impossible to earn playing time, with four centre-backs ahead of him in the pecking order, so a fresh challenge makes sense for him.
Meanwhile, Shaqiri and Origi simply don’t offer enough quality on a consistent basis – they didn’t score a single Premier League goal between them last season – so their time at Anfield should also be up if the right offer comes in for them.
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