Liverpool set to sell TWO attackers to fund other moves this summer

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith 18 Jun 2021 21:02 CEST 3 min read
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Liverpool are ready to sell two of their attackers this summer as Jurgen Klopp wants to improve his squad for next season.

A rotation option for Roberto Firmino has been touted this summer, and it's understood that the club needs to sell assets before they can sign anyone new.

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the club are willing to sell both Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri so they can add to their squad.

The pair have played as back-up to Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah for the majority of their Liverpool career, but with the addition of Diogo Jota last summer, they have seen their minutes reduced.

Origi at Liverpool

Origi signed for Liverpool from Lille for £11.4 million in 2014, before being loaned back the following season.

Since then the Belgian striker has made over 150 appearances for the club, scoring 35 goals, the most important of which came in their Champions League victory in 2019.

He went on loan to Wolfsburg in 2017/18, but has remained as a back-up option for the majority of his career at Anfield.

Shaqiri at Liverpool

The Switzerland international was signed for £13.2m from Stoke back in 2018, and has since played 63 times for the club, scoring on eight occasions and assisting nine.

He helped the club to win both the Champions League and the Premier League along with Origi.

Shaqiri himself has said that will "decide how to continue" his club career after the European Championships.

It's believed that Patson Daka and Donyell Malen are on the club's radar, although Leicester City are heavily linked with Daka. Either way, Klopp wants to sign new attacking talent to bolster his squad as they aim to climb back to the summit of the Premier League.