Liverpool’s transfer situation as three could leave and Thiago plan emerges

A key aspect of Liverpool’s transfer business in recent times has been the habit of supplementing the kitty with sales.

From Neco Williams to the likes of Jordon Ibe, Rhian Brewster and Dominic Solanke, the Reds have been able to significantly increase the pool by offloading players who were often on the fringes of Jurgen Klopp’s first team over the last five years or so.

Players such as Harry Wilson (£12m), Marko Grujic (£10m) and Danny Ward (£12m) have all been deemed surplus to requirements in Klopp’s time before bringing in relatively sizeable sums.

Since the summer of 2019, when Liverpool entered the summer months as European champions, the club have been able to bank a total of around £85m for those whose first-team opportunities were always going to be limited. A further £98m has been made through the departures of more established stars such as Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri, Dejan Lovren, Simon Mignolet, Danny Ings and Takumi Minamino.

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For a club whose terms and conditions are so closely tied to the self-supporting model imposed, rightly or wrongly, by the owners of the Fenway Sports Group, such a way of operating is a vital source of revenue when it comes to player trading.

Indeed, such has been Liverpool’s adept ability to negotiate agreeable terms for the departed players that former sporting director Michael Edwards was once said to have had a Premier League opponent kneel at his feet in light-hearted admiration for having managed to execute. a specific agreement.

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