Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made it clear that the Reds must generate money before investing in the squad.
There is no guarantee that the Merseysiders would be making any significant signing in the last week. However, several names are definitely expected to leave Anfield.
One name that is very likely to depart is Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland. The tricky winger is reportedly a target of Ligue 1 side Lyon. According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, he has already agreed to personal terms with the French club. However, the two sides are still far apart in his valuation.
As per another report from Sky Sports, the Merseysiders value their player at £12.7million, but Lyon have only made an offer of £5m. The 29-year-old has only one year left in his current contract, and that could force Liverpool’s hand eventually.
He was a valuable player for the Reds last season as he managed 22 appearances in all competitions. However, he was not involved in the matchday squad for the opening-day win over Norwich City.
Another Liverpool player who is generating interest in the market is Belgian forward Divock Origi. According to a report in the Telegraph, three Premier League clubs are currently keeping tabs on the 26-year-old. The teams reportedly interested are Wolves, Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
Wolves are said to be particularly interested in signing Origi. The Midlands side have recently sold Rafa Mir to Sevilla, and they are expected to be without Pedro Neto for some time due to an injury. Furthermore, Raul Jimenez is making his comeback following a life-threatening skull injury he suffered last season. Understandably, the club would prefer to ease him rather than put him in the direct firing line.
Hence, Wolves find themselves with limited options in the final third, and Origi could prove to be an intelligent capture for them.
Origi signed for Liverpool from Lille in 2014 for £10 million. During his time at the club, he scored some vital goals but could never cement his place in the starting eleven.
Last season, he made just nine appearances in the league. His most prolific season in English football was in 2016-17 when he scored seven goals in 34 PL appearances.