Liverpool are in desperate need of additional bodies before the beginning of the campaign, even if noises coming out the club suggest we do not.
There’s more likelihood though of a selection leaving than there is that they’ll arrive, especially based on our inability to conclude deals so far.
Here’s six we think will depart either permanently or on loan in the coming week and a bit.
The Hungarian is surplus to requirements, but has a year left on his contract. We’d let him leave for free if a Championship club came in for him.
Liverpool have rejected approaches for Ward so far, but for us, it would be insanity to let him play Under-23 football the entire campaign after he he was promoted with Huddersfield in 2016/17. Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius after ahead of him in the pecking order and we reckon Jurgen Klopp will allow Ward another loan deal. If he does, we may actually keep Bogdan as the third-choice, in the Alex Manninger role from last term.
We’re not sure if we’ll get the £30m price-tag we’ve put on Sakho’s head, but surely, surely the Frenchman will depart? Klopp has completely frozen him out and has no plans of reintegration, despite our centre-back struggles. We just really hope we don’t loan him out again but actually make some money.
Allan Rodrigues de Souza
The Brazilian has yet to find a loan club for the season after Hamburg couldn’t get a work permit for him for another year. As a result, he’s more likely to go to Holland or somewhere that’s easier in terms of registration. We don’t understand why Watford’s 20-year-old Richarlison, who also plays for Brazil Under-20s, qualifies, and Allan does not.
Like Sakho, we’d prefer Markovic left permanently, but with time running out, you can be sure that prospective buyers will try their luck with loan offers. Either way, he’s out the door.
We think Kent’s heading for Germany, after he tweeted “Ich kann nicht warten,” at the weekend – which translates as ‘I cannot wait’. A Loan deal is expected, although this makes us look fairly threadbare on the flanks in terms of pacy wing options.