Liverpool planning 10 man clear-out after slapping £27m valuation on Divock Origi. Klopp will show the door to several players this summer. Liverpool are looking to offload as many as 10 players in an effort to generate £100m to help balance the books following their summer spending spree. The Reds have already spent in the region of £165m on four new players including the world record capture of Alisson Becker from Roma.
Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri have also arrived at Anfield ahead of the new campaign as the club look to build on reaching last season’s Champions League final and finishing fourth in the Premier League.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Man Utd fans to ‘be ready’ after meeting Mourinho Four players have departed the club on permanent deals but while Danny Ward has joined Leicester City on £12.5m, Emre Can, Jon Flanagan and Jordan Williams have all exited for nothing. ‘In the end, it makes no sense to have 35 players in the squad because developing players means they have to feel needed; they need to see ‘in this or this situation, I can play in the team’ and all that stuff,’ Klopp told Liverpool’s official website Karius’ days at Liverpool look to be coming to an end.
‘I am pretty sure a few things will happen, but exactly what time will show.’ The Daily Mail reports that Liverpool are looking to offset their off-season splurge by sanctioning a mass exodus. Injury has prevented Ings from having an impact at Liverpool. Goalkeeper Loris Karius is expected to lead the outgoings following the arrival of Alisson and his two mistakes in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last May.
Karius committed further errors in the pre-season loss to Borussia Dortmund and Klopp is quickly losing faith in the German stopper. Origi struggled on loan at Wolfsburg last season. If the 25-year-old remains at the club then Simon Mignolet will depart after making just two appearances for Liverpool in 2018. Strikers Danny Ings and Divock Origi are also likely to be offloaded after being deemed surplus to requirements. Woodburn is likely to leave on loan to gain further first team exposure.
England international Ings has recovered from two serious knee injuries but made just 14 outings last term, while Origi spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg. The Belgium international is valued at £27m by Liverpool and is being tracked by La Liga side Valencia, who are keen on the 23-year-old.