Three players Liverpool could still sell in the transfer window

Liverpool will start their first-ever Premier League season as the defending champions on Saturday with a tricky opening fixture against newly-promoted Leeds United managed by Marcelo Bielsa. 

The Reds have not been much active in the transfer window ahead of their title defence There has been only one major arrival in the form of Konstantinos Tsimikas from Olympiacos and that too at a very reasonable price. In terms of departures, the Reds have seen only two major departures in the form of Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana and both were pretty much squad players last season.

So, it's pretty much the same core group of players with whom Jurgen Klopp is ready to start the season with a few tweaks here and there. The likes of Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic, Ben Woodburn, Rhian Brewster, and Taiwo Awoniyi have all returned from loans and as it stands, they all could be in and around the first-team this season and that makes the Reds a much stronger squad in terms of depth. However, with the transfer window still open, we might still be able to some action in the market involving the Reds especially in the form of departures.

In this article, we will take a look at three potential outgoings from Liverpool that could still take place before the transfer window slams shut.

Georginio Wijnaldum

Gini Wijnaldum's situation at Liverpool is quite a strange one. The Dutchman's contract with the Reds is set to expire next summer and despite Liverpool's best efforts, he is yet to sign an extension. 

Finding the reason behind this is extremely difficult considering Wijnaldum has been the player Klopp has used on most occasions during his tenure at Liverpool. He is rated highly by the manager, loved by the fans and Liverpool have also been pretty successful in the last couple of years and despite that, the Dutchman is not willing to extend his stay at Anfield. 

Ronald Koeman's appointment as the manager of Barcelona has made things even more interesting with the former Netherlands manager reportedly looking to reunite with the midfielder at Camp Nou and Liverpool might well take the option to sell him this summer rather than losing him for free in a year's time.

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Xherdan Shaqiri

When Xherdan Shaqiri, often dubbed as the 'Alpine Messi', joined Liverpool from relegated Stoke City, he was always expected to be an excellent option off the bench. However, Shaqiri's game time has been extremely short at Anfield especially during the last campaign, just 263 minutes. 

Liverpool signed the former Bayern Munich star for just £12 million two years back and could get a decent profit from the sales of the 28-year-old. Also, Shaqiri certainly deserves a team where he can play a lot more and also attracted plenty of interest in recent months. 

The financial crisis endured by most clubs due to the pandemic situation seems to have impacted the lack of interest in the Swiss international but the Reds can still hope to find a buyer for the talented winger before the window slams closed.

Harry Wilson

It is understood that Liverpool are looking to find a bidder for Harry Wilson this summer but only at the £20 million price tag they have slapped on their academy graduate. The 23-year-old Welshman has been impressive in the last few years on loan spells but at 23 years of age now, he is reportedly looking to get regular first-team action. 

Also, another loan spell would be not ideal for him as he needs to settle down at this point in his career. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp seemingly rates the winger but also understands that a permanent move is needed for the sake of Wilson's career. 

If not for the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus, Wilson might have already left Liverpool by now but he still remains a Liverpool player as of now but things could change before the window closes.

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