Three Players Liverpool Are Set to Offload to Afford Timo Werner

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Leipzig's German forward Timo Werner plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig v SC Freiburg on May 16, 2020 in Leipzig, eastern Germany as the season resumed following a two-month absence due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Jan Woitas / POOL / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by JAN WOITAS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool are all set to offload three players according to The Athletic. This is a strategic move to bring in German striker Timo Werner in the next transfer window. Senior personnel at the club has revealed that the club is carefully looking at the finances due to the global pandemic.

The three players on the transfer list are – Xherdan Shaqiri, Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic. The source at the Premier League club has revealed that there will be no transfer incomings this summer until and unless the club can source the funds from outgoing players.

Timo Werner is all set to cost the Reds £52 million even in an inflation hit transfer market. But the European Champions fear that they might not be able to source the funds from the transfers of the three players shortlisted.

Three Players Liverpool Are Set to Offload to Sign Timo Werner

Xherdan Shaqiri

The Swiss International has played for a host of clubs in Europe in his career. Right from Germany to his current home England. But Shaqiri might see another move coming in the months ahead.

Since his arrival from Stoke City, Shaqiri’s form at Liverpool has been inconsistent. He has had some really good games coming off the bench and some really poor performances starting a game. This has reduced him to a squad rotational player.

If Timo Werner comes in, Shaqiri’s squad status might see a dip again. It will be better for both the club and the player to find a perfect team for the next step of his career. A move within England could be great for him.

Harry Wilson (On-loan at Bournemouth)

Despite being in brilliant form in his loan spell with Bournemouth, Harry Wilson still finds his Liverpool career in jeopardy. The recent performances of Liverpool youth players in the FA Cup & Carabao Cup have just added a pile of pressure on the club to accommodate Wilson in the squad next season.

Bournemouth could really benefit if they can take advantage of the situation and land the player in a permanent role.

But finances could be bleak as Liverpool will not let go off a young talent until and unless the opposite party breaks their bank for the same.

Marko Grujic (On-loan at Hertha Berlin)

The 24-year-old Serbian was loaned to Hertha Berlin this season where he has really impressed head-coach Pal Dardai. Grujic has been the club’s best midfielder according to Dardai.

But the club’ stance on Grujic remains quite evident after he was loaned out twice to Germany. This was following him not getting enough playing time due to persistent spells of injuries.

With the club having world-class midfielders in the first team at the moment and some really great young talents coming up the ranks in their academy, Grujic’s chances of making it to the first team at Liverpool seem more than finished.

It will really be a matter of whether Liverpool can sell their shortlisted players at their expected costs so that they can arrange the funds for Germany’s next big thing in the attacking role.

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