Liverpool to be open for a spree of sales including Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi

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LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the FA Premier League match between West Ham United FC and Liverpool FC at the London Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have always worked on a sell to buy model as players have always left the club when new signings have been made. Phillipe Coutinho was sold in order to sign Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker while players like Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren in order for Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota to be signed. It won’t be surprising this season if Liverpool continue to sell their fringe players to sign vital players.

Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi exceeding club’s needs and should be sold

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Joel Matip is a great defender who is reliable all times he plays for Liverpool with the one downside to him being that he is made of glass and easily injured most of the times (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool currently have 8 midfielders in the squad with none of them being creative like a playmaker. Naby Keita and Thiago Alcantara are not attacking midfielders per se and a sale of an excess player could finance their signing. Gini Wijnaldum is out of contract at the end of the season and could be sold alognf with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in order to raise funds.

Likewise with the permanent signing of Ben Davies and loan signing of Ozan Kabak, Liverpool will be having 7 centre-backs if all of them are fit. However out of the 7, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are injury prone and are liabilities to be blunt. Liverpool could sell one of them in order to sign a reliable and injury resistant defender who can play the whole season beside Virgil van Dijk.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi could also be sold in order to get a back-up right winger who can ease Mohamed Salah of his duties. Salah could be rested while also knowing that he has a competitor for the place of Liverpool right-winger and it will motivate him.

Liverpool selling their fringe players in order to sign good back-ups could be highly beneficial to them.

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