Liverpool are reportedly looking to sell trio Divock Origi, Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson in the upcoming summer transfer window.
According to GOAL, all three players are for sale as Liverpool prepare to cash in on some of the fringe members of their squad.
The report claims a number of clubs in Europe have shown interest in Origi, whilst no interest is specifically mentioned for Grujic and Wilson.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
For the first of the trio, Origi leaving the club is not much of a surprise given the season he has had. The Belgian striker has played 182 minutes of Premier League football and 211 minutes in the Champions League, despite being fit for the majority of the season. He has been unable to break into Jurgen Klopp’s team and, at 26, may not want another year of watching on from the sidelines. Therefore, cashing in on him this summer makes sense as he can go to another team and, hopefully, play regular football.
Secondly, Wilson may be a victim of circumstance. Whilst he may be good enough to play a rotation role for Liverpool next season, he has to compete with Harvey Elliott. The teenager has flourished in the Championship for Blackburn on, with seven goals and 11 assists at the age of 18. Wilson also managed seven goals and 11 assists in the Championship, for Cardiff, but is six years older than Elliott. This means that Elliott could have a higher ceiling of potential, whilst playing in the same position, allowing Liverpool to cash in on Wilson and plan for the future with Elliott.
Finally, Grujic is an interesting one. He averaged an impressive WhoScored rating of 7.27 in 12 starts in central midfield for Porto this season and blends physical strength with technical quality. Grujic could be a useful player for Liverpool to call upon next season, especially if Gini Wijnaldum and Naby Keita leave the club, to compete with Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the midfield positions. However, the club may prefer to bring in a player from another team to fill that spot and cash in on Grujic to raise funds.