Liverpool are already making moves ahead of the summer transfer window which opens tomorrow, and now a reliable source has given an update on the club’s transfer plans going forward.
What’s the latest?
According to Liverpool reporter for The Athletic James Pearce, Liverpool are ready to offload a number of players this summer in their pursuit to freshen up the squad.
Writing in an article for The Athletic, the journalist confirmed that Liverpool will look to sell Taki Minamino, Nat Phillips, Neco Williams and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer.
Supporters will be buzzing
FSG operate a well-oiled machine in terms of recruitment and transfer business, running a tight wage structure that means offloading members of the squad who are on high wages but not contributing as key players is important for Liverpool to move forward with making new signings.
Supporters will surely be buzzing that Liverpool are taking steps forward to rebuild and shake up the squad ahead of next season, and if the club could sell all four players it would relieve the wage bill of a combined £225k-per-week (as per Salary Sport) which would save the Reds millions a year.
Liverpool have been linked with a number of players this summer already, including Darwin Nunez who has reportedly agreed personal terms for a deal rumoured to be worth €100m (£85.5m), but if the club are preparing to offload at least the four named by Pearce, there may be more transfers to come.
Mo Salah is another grey area ahead of the transfer window for the Kopites, as the club and the winger have come to a stalemate on an agreement on a new contract to would extend his stay at Anfield ahead of his current one expiring next summer.
If Liverpool could free up their wage bill by offloading all the players they intend to, it could put them in a better position to offer Salah a more attractive wage package when negotiations re-open in the coming months.
Ultimately, supporters will likely feel that the club is making the right steps forward to ensure Liverpool are moving forward and continuing to compete at the highest level.