Liverpool are looking to sell a few players having already made two big signings in this summer’s transfer window.
Liverpool have recently made the signings of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich and Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers. In doing so, Jurgen Klopp has covered perhaps the only departments that the team has lacked in seeing the performances from last season.
The biggest example can be seen for Thiago as the main drawback that the Reds had for their campaign last year was the lack of creativity in their midfield which they solved with the signing of the Spaniard. With Jota, the needs are a bit more complex. The Portuguese forward is an exceptional dribbler, with the 2019-2020 season proving his skills as he dribbled past 85 players in the league.
Klopp’s side did need a player that is very skilful on the ball, going hand in hand with the pace and threat that Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane provide. The 23-year-old will provide a new dynamic to the squad and it will be interesting to see how he will play for the Premier League champions.
However, as it seems, the manager has spent quite a lot of money on these players and will be looking to make some of that money back with the sale of a few players himself. Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren has already been sold to the Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg with Harry Wilson set to follow suit and according to reports Rhian Brewster might be another player to join this list.
The 20-year-old is unhappy with Liverpool as it does not look like he will get many opportunities to start with the team, and wants a move to a club which will feature him getting more minutes on the field. Going out on loan to Swansea for the 2019-2020 season, the Englishman scored 10 goals from 20 appearances.
Crystal Palace are now interested in signing him. The deal proposed by the Eagles was for a sum of 20 million pounds, a price with which the Reds were contempt, however, recent news suggests an issue has arisen in the deal. Liverpool are wanting a buyback clause included in the deal, which Palace are reluctant to accept and prefer to give the Reds a healthy sell-on clause instead.
Though it is unlikely that Brewster would be spending the current season with the club he has been with for the past few years, Crystal Palace would certainly be a solid destination to play regularly for the youngster but it doesn’t make sense for Liverpool to let go of a promising player without a buy-back clause.