Liverpool keep or sell: The five stars Jurgen Klopp must decide on in transfer window

Liverpool got their Premier League title defence off to a winning start at Anfield on Saturday. It wasn’t without its scares though as newly promoted Leeds United went toe-to-toe with the champions losing a seven-goal thriller 4-3.

Jurgen Klopp went with a wholly familiar lineup for the visit of Leeds, with the Reds opting for a quieter transfer window.

In fact, Greek full-back Kostas Tsimikas is their only senior signing this summer, raising some concerns among supporters.

Klopp is said to be keen on bringing in another winger before the end of window, with Watford’s Ismaila Sarr heavily linked.

However, in the current financial climate, Liverpool look as if they will need to offload players in order to raise funds for their own plans.

It means decisions will need to be made on a number of players and Express Sport takes a look at six stars whose futures Klopp needs to sort.

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Harry Wilson – SELL

Now aged 23, Wilson has spent the last couple of seasons out on loan honing his craft.

First with Derby County, the Welshman impressed under Frank Lampard guiding the Rams to the play-off final in 2019.

And then last season, Wilson moved to Bournemouth, where after a positive start, he fell out of favour under Eddie Howe.

Scoring seven times in the league, the winger looks set to have plenty of offers this summer, with a number of clubs linked.

With a fee of around £20m quoted, Liverpool could bring in some much needed funds for a player that has struggled to fully breakthrough at Anfield.


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Marko Grujic – SELL

Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager in January of 2016, Grujic is another who has spent almost all of his time with the club out on loan.

The Serbian enjoyed a good two-season spell with Herha Berlin, with the arrangement coming to an end earlier this summer – although the Germans are interested in re-signing him.

There is also reported interest from Villa – and he could be another promising fringe player sold to fill Klopp’s coffers.

Divock Origi – SELL

Origi’s Liverpool career is looking likely to end, with clubs across Europe tracking his signature.

The Belgian will go down in Anfield folklore for his Champions League heroics, but at 25 he must be on the lookout for regular first-team football.

After lifting the title earlier this summer, Origi stood in front of the Kop on his own. It seems both parties will want an amicable split from what has been an excellent partnership.

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Rhian Brewster – KEEP

After bursting onto the scene for Swansea City in the Championship, many expected Brewster to come into Klopp’s plans this season.

A goal in pre-season seemed to back that up, with a loan move the only other option.

However, in a surprising turn of events, it has been suggested Liverpool could cash in on the England youth international, with a line of Premier League rivals waiting.

It is understood they will demand a buy-back clause goes into any deal, which highlights the risky nature of letting him go. For the £20m price quoted and with the risk of Origi leaving as well, they should keep hold of him.

Georginio Wijnaldum – SELL

Much of this will depend on whether Klopp can complete a deal to bring Thiago Alcantara to the club.

If they can, Wijnaldum could join Barcelona with a ready-made replacement in waiting. With one-year left on his deal, Liverpool know they run the risk of losing the Dutchman for nothing next summer.

A vital cog in the Liverpool machine, he must only be sold, if they plan on replacing and potentially upgrading.

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