How Liverpool can raise £80 million from player sales this summer

26.03.2016


Another major overhaul could be on the cards at Liverpool this summer, if Jurgen Klopp funds his rebuilding project with a number of high-profile sales.

EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp applauds the travelling supporters after the 2-2 draw against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While he won’t admit it openly, the squad Klopp inherited when he arrived at Liverpool in October is littered with deadwood.

The Reds’ struggle for consistency under the German so far has outlined the need to rebuild this summer, and Klopp will no doubt have identified the players who have no future on Merseyside.

Liverpool have been linked with myriad summer targets, and while Fenway Sports Group are set to hand Klopp a significant transfer budget bolstered by close to £100 million of TV money, this will likely require boosting with sales.

If Klopp sheds his squad of deadwood this summer, this could add £77 million to his coffers—and here’s how.

 

Simon Mignolet – £10 million

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet looks dejected as Arsenal score the second equalising goal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mignolet’s future on Merseyside is a contentious subject, as while the Belgian was handed a new five-year contract in January, his position as Liverpool’s No. 1 has continued to come under question.

Reports have linked the Reds with German goalkeepers Timo Horn and Marc-Andre ter Stegen this season, suggesting Klopp could be looking to upgrade on Mignolet.

If his new deal was a case of asset protection, Mignolet could expect to command an eight-digit transfer fee this summer; and while his top-level quality is questionable, he wouldn’t be short of suitors.


 

Adam Bogdan – £1 million

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 20, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adam Bogdan warms up before the Premier League match against Watford at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The writing is on the wall for Bogdan at Liverpool, with last summer’s free-transfer signing demoted to the U21s after Klopp recalled Danny Ward from a loan spell with Aberdeen.

Bogdan is odds on to leave Merseyside this summer, and £1 million is a reasonable valuation for the goalkeeper—who may need to drop back down to the Championship in search of first-team football.

 

Martin Skrtel – £6 million

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel applauds the supporters after the 1-0 victory over Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Like Mignolet, Skrtel has recently signed a new long-term contract, ending speculation over a move to Inter Milan by penning a three-year deal in July; but, like Mignolet, his position under Klopp is in doubt.

An abysmal display in Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat away to Southampton underlined the Slovak’s depreciation in quality, with Skrtel synonymous with the Reds’ defensive failings over the past nine seasons, and as Joel Matip arrives this summer, he could be pushed down the pecking order.

With the likes of Inter expressing an interest in Skrtel last summer, it is unlikely that Liverpool will struggle to find a buyer, though at 31, his value continues to decrease.

 

Tiago Ilori – £3 million

EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's Tiago Ilori in action against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ilori is undoubtedly a centre-back of considerable quality and vast potential, but since his £7 million move to Merseyside in 2013, the Portuguese has struggled to find a sustained level of form, with fitness issues hampering his development.

Only named in Klopp’s Premier League squad on one occasion so far this season—as an unused substitute in December’s 1-1 draw with Southampton—the former Sporting CP man has failed to make an impact under his new manager.

Liverpool could well take a loss on Ilori but, at 23, he is likely to be moved on this summer.

 

Andre Wisdom – £3 million

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action against Notts County during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another player to extend his terms with Liverpool ahead of the 2015/16 campaign, Wisdom was then sent to Norwich City on loan—a questionable decision, given his backup status in East Anglia.

Wisdom has struggled to carve out a regular role under Alex Neil at Carrow Road, and while he may return for pre-season under Klopp, can expect to be sold; valued at £3 million, Wisdom could be a bargain signing for a title-chasing Championship side.

 

Lucas Leiva – £8 million

LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva gives a thumbs up during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Emre Can continuing his development into a key player under Klopp, Marko Grujic arriving this summer and both Granit Xhaka and Piotr Zielinski heavily linked with moves to Liverpool, the Reds’ midfield ranks could be hugely competitive in 2016/17.

This leaves Lucas on the periphery, with the Brazilian currently serving as backup to Can and Jordan Henderson in Klopp’s 4-2-3-1.

Perennially linked with a move away from Liverpool, the long-serving midfielder could finally leave the club this summer, and at 29, is likely to generate plenty of interest around Europe.


 

Joe Allen – £8 million

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“I know he misses Swansea and home so it’ll be interesting to see what happens because I know his contract’s running out,” Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton said of Allen in February, highlighting the Welshman’s quandary this summer.

Entering the final year of his Liverpool contract in 2016/17, Allen looks unlikely to extend his stay on Merseyside at this stage, and linked with a return to Swansea, could be offered to perfect opportunity to exit.

An accomplished Premier League midfielder, Allen would be a great signing for the Swans or any other mid-table side.

 

Jordan Rossiter – £3 million, tribunal fee

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, October 1, 2015: Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter in action against FC Sion during the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With all the focus on Jon Flanagan‘s contract situation in 2016, Rossiter’s position has been glossed over somewhat; but as the season reaches its conclusion, the 19-year-old is yet to be offered an extension on a deal that expires in July.

If Rossiter leaves the club on a free transfer this summer, Liverpool would receive a tribunal fee, with £3 million a sensible valuation.

 

Joao Carlos Teixeira – £2 million, tribunal fee

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Liverpool's Joao Carlos Teixeira in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Teixeira is another player who could leave the club on a Bosman this summer, with Klopp hinting in January that the Portuguese midfielder would benefit from a move away from Liverpool.

Most recently linked with Fiorentina, Teixeira would require a compensation fee of around £250,000 if he moves abroad, but at least £2 million if he remained in England.

 

Luis Alberto – £5 million

OSLO, NORWAY - Wednesday, August 7, 2013: Liverpool's Luis Alberto in action against Valerenga during a preseason friendly match at the Ullevaal Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Though his impressive form on loan at Deportivo la Coruna has seen some sections of the Liverpool support call for a return to Merseyside this summer, Alberto is likely to break into Klopp’s first-team squad.

Instead, his performances at the Estadio Riazor could see his value rise ahead of a permanent transfer this summer, and the Reds could expect a minimal loss on their 2013 outlay.

 

Mario Balotelli – £8 million

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli looks dejected as his side draw 0-0 with Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Whether AC Milan push for a permanent deal this summer or not, Balotelli is near guaranteed to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

The Italian’s languid style of attacking play would jar with Klopp’s high-intensity system, meaning a summer switch would suit both parties—while Liverpool would likely need to take a hit on his transfer fee, there should be plenty of clubs willing to gamble on the striker’s ability.


 

Jerome Sinclair – £3 million, tribunal fee

EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair in action against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sinclair is another academy talent set to leave the club on the expiry of his contract this summer, with the 19-year-old the subject of interest from Watford and Aston Villa as he plays out the final months of his spell at Liverpool.

The Reds are believed to value Sinclair at £3 million, and this is likely to stick if his move goes to a tribunal.

 

Christian Benteke – £20 million

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a chance against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Benteke’s comments on his bit-part role under Klopp during the international break, saying “I would have never signed for Liverpool if I wasn’t the manager’s first choice,” have all but confirmed his position at the club this summer.

With Atletico Madrid, West Ham United and Juventus all linked with summer moves for the Belgian, the Reds won’t struggle to shift Benteke, but are unlikely to recoup the £32.5 million fee they paid Aston Villa to secure his services ahead of 2015/16.

    Projected Summer Sales

  • Mignolet – £10 million
  • Bogdan – £1 million
  • Skrtel – £6 million
  • Ilori – £3 million
  • Wisdom – £3 million
  • Lucas – £8 million
  • Allen – £8 million
  • Rossiter – £3 million
  • Teixeira – £2 million
  • Alberto – £5 million
  • Balotelli – £8 million
  • Sinclair – £3 million
  • Benteke – £20 million
Total: £80 million

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  1. Although I agree with most of the valuations, and the final £80 million figure. I think we maybe being too optimistic on Lucas and Sktrel who I would value at £5 million each. I also think the £8 million for Mario maybe a tad optimistic but not too far off the mark.That being said I believe we will get more than £8 million for Allen and over £20 million for Benteke.

    • I think Benteke’s valuation will depend heavily upon how well he performs in the European Championships. Although he doesn’t suit our system he could be a dangerous opponent if he went to a Premier League rival. Consequently I would sell him to a foreign team for less [£5m?] than what we might demand from a Premier League club. As for Balotelli, I’d take whatever we can get and be glad to see the back of him.

      • I hope not as i doubt he will play in the Euro’s. Lukaku, Batshuayi and Origi are all ahead of him now.
        I don’t think the Euro’s will make a blind bit of difference though, as Benteke is a proven EPL striker with a goal every 2 games. Everyone knows Benteke hasn’t become a bad player, just a bad fit. I can’t see any problem getting £25 million + in the summer.

          • You do realize you saying no he isn’t doesn’t change the fact that he is, right?
            In Belgium’s last meaningful match Lukaku started and Origi replaced him on 65 minutes. In their last friendly Lukaku started and Batshuayi replaced him on 63 minutes….regardless of your irrelevant and incorrect posts, as things currently stand Lukaku, Origi and Batshuayi are all higher on the pecking order than Benteke is!!

          • all that shows and proves is that Lukaka is the starter and the manager is experimenting with subs.

          • Whatever…yes managers tend to often drop key players in key qualifying matches!!
            Benteke was not even in the squad for the previous qualifier
            The game prior to that he was replaced at half time by Origi (lukaku never came off the bench)
            The game before that Origi yet again replaced Lukaku (Benteke not even on the bench)
            Regardless of the nonsense you appear to believe and post. Lukaku and Origi are both preferred to Benteke by the manager…add to that Bentekes poor league form and the emergence of Batshuayi (who has also been prefered to Benteke). Benteke is currently Belguim’s 4th choice striker!!

          • you believe so but all you can say for certain is that Lukaka is a start which we already knew.

          • No he isn’t!! You even have that wrong, as he neither started or came off the bench in one of their most recent games. Origi being preferred
            The facts (that you refuse to accept), is that ever since the 1-0 defeat to Wales, Benteke has not featured, yet Lukaku, Origi and Batshuayi all have.
            As things stand at this moment in time. Both Origi and Lukaku are the favoured strikers, and even Batshuayi has now jumped ahead of Benteke.

    • Who will pay 11mil for Migs and if he leaves, we’ll likely have to pay for the difference in wages which will likely lower that valuation.

      I have seen players like Skrtel and Lucas go for sums like 2-3mil as well in the past. United let Evra leave for 1.5mil, we let Agger go for 3mil. Reina went for 2mil.

      Same for some of these young players…we’ve seen Coates and Kelly go for 2mil and less. Who’s to say that we’ll fetch more for some of these other players?

        • I really think it could go eitherway depending on how many players will go to Premier League clubs. Perhaps for that reason, Migs and Allen valuations don’t seem too bad. But the players that end up going elsewhere to Championship and Europe might end up fetching very little money in the process.

        • why buy proven rubbish when you can get unproven talent from abroad. just because sides know him doesn’t mean they want him.

    • a lot of those youth players will need replacing which will not be cheap. i agree about allen and big ben, clubs will want them but migs, no one will want him, 10 or 11 million is far too much, also he can hold us to ransom due to his renewal contract.

  2. Allen at 8m, rossiter 3m, alberto 5m? U kidding me? I would rather keep them and sell hendo for 25m. Three of them have more talent, intelligence and potential to be better than hendo ever will be.

    • You’re way off on this…Allen has been given his chance plenty over the last 3-4 years..whether he should stay or leave is one argument but better than Hendo? Not in terms of fitness, not in terms of presence in MF and not in terms of either manager’s preference either and Rodgers bought Allen over himself!

      Rossiter is all potential at the moment how can you compare him to Hendo? You think these players wouldn’t get a chance in the first team if they were?

  3. Keep Lucas and Allen. And try and sell Balotelli to China, they like to overpay for players.

    If we get £80m, plus whatever FSG give us. I’m really excited to see who Klopp can bring in… Starting with Gotze.

      • I like Lucas. Maybe not in the starting XI, but he’s mostly dependable. And when he was played as CB the other week, he was immense. A million times better than Skrtel.

        • Lucas and Sktrel have survived numerous managers. Both have become liabilities and should be two of the very first to leave.

          • Lucas as won our player of the month award twice this season
            but you keep peddling the myth that hes useless yet make allen out to be world class
            the same joe allen thats had a few handful of good games in 4 seasons

          • Who said Allen is world class…not me!! I said he has shown enough when coming off the bench to warrant a starting berth.
            It’s no myth. He’s a complete and utter liability. Too slow in turning defense into attack. Gives away pointless free-kicks, as his pace is exposed and he grabs at players shirts. His only decent (and very decent) performances in the second half of the season have come as a CB.
            He has always been at best an average player. Never in the same league as a Javier Mascherano or a Dietmar Hamann. No chance that either of the Rafa remnants (Sktrel or Lucas) will remain. Klopp will be rebuilding a new team to grow and develop/ Sktrel and Lucas have been good servants, but are both way past their best and time to move them on. Grujic, Can, Henderson, Milner + whoever Klopp signs) will all be above Lucas.
            The only slim chance Lucas has got of staying, is if we only get £4 or £4 million bid for him…then if his wages are not too high, he could stay as a Caulker/Toure type of back up and club mascot.

          • yes if hes the clubs mascot allen can be the car park sweeper ,saying that he woukd only be half decent at that if its fair weather

          • Nonsense. Allen is younger and has improved under Klopp as a box to box midfielder. If anyone had a future as a squad player it would be Allen. I predict both will leave, but if we don’t receive an offer over £5 million for Allen, then IMO we would be better off keeping him as a back up.
            Klopp is building a new team…there will be no place in it for Sktrel and Lucas.
            In truth I’m struggling to name any player where I would be upset if they left. I as many was upset when Reina, Agger, Torres, Kuyt, Suarez and Fowler left. I guess only Couts and Studge would be missed now, and in truth I’m not sure I would lose sleep in either moved on.

          • yet there is a place for allen how many games as he started for klopp ,in the league ,he did what he does best against southampton
            half decent the first half when we were in control as soon as the going gets tough he vanished as usual

          • NO…there is a better chance of Allen staying than Lucas, as he is younger and has shown recent improvement. I never said he would or should stay. I’m saying of all the players we need to replace, he’s further down the list than Bogdan, Mario, Skrtel and Lucas.
            Skrtel and Lucas are 31 and 29…and both players are worse than they were 2 or 3 seasons ago…so why should we keep players who have peaked and are regressing and arguably their legs have gone!?
            As I said maybe if we only receive a derisory offer of circa £2 or £3 million for Lucas, and he wants to stay…then maybe he will become the next Toure, but I believe the club would rather move him on.

          • lucas as less of a sell on value according to you allen is in the last year of his contract
            Why would you keep allen and let him go for nothing if nether are going to be more than squad players

          • Yes Allen is younger and better than Lucas (currently is). We received a £12 million offer only a few months ago and reportedly told Swansea not to bother with the follow up £15 million bid as not for sale. Allen’ s value will also probably increase after the Euros, as unlike Lucas he’s an international.
            We has no offers for Lucas when Rodgers was trying to offload him.
            I wouldn’t keep Allen, without him signing a new contract.

          • Wales are one of the dark horses for the Euros.Playing for Liverpool and Wales ain’t going to do his value and appeal to other clubs any harm at all.
            Who has been the better player for Liverpool…clearly Lucas has
            Who was the best 26 year old…again, clearly Lucas.
            Who is better for Liverpool next season (if any)…a 30 year old Lucas who is not the player he was, or a 26 year old Allen coming off the back of a good Euros, and who has improved under Klopp…again clearly Allen.
            I’m not saying we shouldn’t be looking at upgrading on Allen, but in the scale of things, is that really a higher priority than replacing Bogdan and maybe Mings? More important than getting rid of Mario and Big Ben? Sorting out a decent LB/wing back? (Johnson already left, Enrique will be and Moreno is far from being a sure thing.)
            Sorting out a top CM player as Gerrards replacement if Grujic isn’t seen as that player.
            If buying another CB then as well as moving Toure and Skrtel on Ilori will also make way.
            Looking at more attacking options, whether that be another striker to replace Ben and Mario, or an attacking midfielder like Gotze………then maybe look at upgrading on Allen

          • How did most not hear of this? And I’m guessing LFC said no because they’re still mulling over whether to keep or sell him?

          • Firmino??? Hes our most talented player no doubt! In his first season he has 9 goals and 9 asists in a new country and league!

          • “Hes our most talented player no doubt”…YES lot’s of doubt!! You are confusing opinion with fact. a lot of people would say Coutinno or Studge are our most talented players.
            I’m not saying he isn’t talented, but he hasn’t been at the club long enough or done anything that would make me sad if he moved on.
            The players I mentioned won the hearts of Liverpool fans (Fowler, Torres, Suarez, Kuyt)..Firmino is yet to do that!

        • Do we though!? Lovren, Matip, Sakho, Gomez…I would add Ilori to that list and get rid of Skrtel and Toure.

        • As things stand I believe Ilori is safe, BUT….if Klopp buys another CB, then that for me would cement Ilori moving on.
          I believe Klopp will have 5 CB’s. Lovren, Sakho, Matip, Gomez + Ilori or new signing.

  4. Wouldn’t sell Lucas, he’s an important man on the team, even if doesn’t play. Also I’d like do see João Teixeira remain with the team, he’s a great talent.

    • He’s good but he ain’t Carling. He has next to zero chance of staying at Liverpool with Coutinho, Lallana and Firmino aherad of him

      • I know, he wouldn’t play much, but he would be a quality backup for them.
        But as we can see, Klopp isn’t playing so we already know what’s gonna happen in the summer with him.

        • No he wouldn’t be. If he couldn’t break into the team this season, what realistic chance would you give him next season? I bet Klopp would rather use Origi or Ibe if Firmino, Couts or Lallana were injured or suspended. Markovic is returning. Gotze has been linked and we bid for Alex-Teixeira a few months back. Klopp has also stated that a player of his age needs to playing regularly. Sorry but he’s a nailed on dead cert to leave in the summer.

          • I know he’as leaving, I said that.
            I have great doubts about Markovic in Klopp’s game, I can’t imagine the guy aplying high pressure and running the whole game, also he has a poor decision making, he came to early to Liverpool should’ve spend more time in Portugal and not being loaned to Turkey, that’s the worst place to loan a young player.

          • I’m not holding my breath on Markovic either. If Klopp was so keen on keeping him then why did we make an offer on Alex Teixeira. Why are we being linked with Gotze (never refuted by Klopp), and now Lallana has been switched to the right, his game has also improved.
            I think 100% that Markoivc will return at the end of the season, but 50/50 as to if he will stay or move on before the season kicks off.

    • I’m not too sure about Joao Teixeira. He’s 23 and neither Klopp or Rodgers think he’s good enough for the first team. Not a good sign.

    • Klopp style requires players to be fast, Lucas does not have such pace as Can and Hendo… I think he’ll go to Italy.

  5. Be ready to change the figure mainly because some of the players mentioned here will still be playing for Liverpool next season. For example? Lucas!

    • With the improvement of Can and the purchase of Grujic (and probably another CM), Lucas is unlikely to survive the summer Cull, As both Milner and Hendo would be above Lucas in the pecking order.

      • Lucas will remain, but not as a starter. The role he plays in the dressing room is crucial to all managers who have found him here. Losing him, Kolo and Skrtel in the same transfer window is not a good idea!

        • Lucas will not remain in any capacity! He has become a liability and isn’t a patch on the player he was at his best (and even then he was only above average). Can, Grujic, Milner, Henderon + new signing…all above him in the pecking order.
          Klopp is building a new Liverpool and a team to grow and improve. No chance that the two remnants of the Rafa era (Skrtel and Lucas) will play any part in that plan.

          • Yeah, I know FAK you don’t like Lucas, I would admit that he is not or ever been Mascherano or Alonso and I don’t expect him or anyone else to be. His form particularly in January was effected by tiredness and continually being asked to play 3 games every 8 days with high intensive pressing and making up for the poor form/tiredness of other midfielders such as Hendo or Can.
            Its quite clear that LFC players in general and Lucas in particular with the gegen pressing game are going to have to play less matches per season but play more intensively. Equally, that the gegen pressing game will take its injury toil on the squad. So effectively Klopp needing enough quality players in the squad to field two almost separate teams. One to play in the EPL and the other in the cup competitions especially if we have Europa next season. Also, to provide a trusted back up to injured players in the EPL team.
            As a CB let alone a DM I wouldn’t mind Lucas alongside Toure being the leaders/mentors in developing our young guns in the cup competitions next season. Also as an emergency break glass back up player for certain match situations such as like the last 20 minutes of the Southampton game.
            I think that the quoted valuations in the article are a bit generous and most buying clubs know most of those players are surplus to requirements at LFC. Let alone that we pay in wages well above what other clubs are willing to pay for average players.
            We need to have a look at Ward and a few other of our young guns in the remaining EPL games to evaluate and prepare for next season. More importantly, before we start going on a transfer spending spree we need to reform the make-up and policies of the Transfer Committee. To improve results, performances and foster player technical/mental development move towards paying lower weekly wages but extremely high bonus payments for goals/assists, clean sheets, wins, etc. A lot of existing players senior or young all need to up their game especially in the final third. No matter how good a player is there needs to be continual improvement. Our goals to attempts ratio, our shots on to off target ratio are one of the worst in the EPL. Our crosses and set piece taking are abysmal. Coaching, motivation technical development and being able to execute instructions are key components

        • I wouldn’t be upset if all 3 were replaced. But I would definitely put Hendo top of that trio with Lucas behind Milner.

  6. How about working hard and selling skrtel, balo, Milner and bogdan to China / Arab. That would alone give us 50-60 millions.

    Hope rossi gets a contract and is loaned to a newly promoted prem club or David Wangers / klopp’s best man club in championship.

    Other thing that I would like to point out is the standard of our academy and the way we manage our young players. Not up to the mark.

    • I doubt Milner would want to go to China and doubt even more that any chinese club would want Bogdan

      • Any club that buys balo for 25 millions gets a goalkeeper loved by brogers free.

        Milner might change his mind when he hears 10 million package with a CM starting role even in Chinese NT.

        He must go.

    • Why is the academy not up to the mark….It keeps chucking out decent players. It’s not the academy’s fault if a player doesn’t make it into the first team. It’s down to the individual player to make that step himself.

      • I really don’t want to put in an argument regarding the quality of our academy.

        I think it’s not up to the mark. If anyone don’t agree with that I’m fine with that.

    • Klopp isn’t about to put Milly on the market, I don’t think, not after 1 season. He’s a versatile hard worker & is actually top of the assists chart at the moment.
      Rossi hasn’t progressed at all in 2 years, he looked & played above his years at 16, but hasn’t grown in stature or ideas like Brannagan & Ojo have. I’m not 1 for writing players off early, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he went.
      What makes you say that about our academy ? It’s not the best set-up, and Klopp will be looking at improving anyway, but I don’t see where there going wrong, as such.

  7. I can’t see Mignolet leaving in the summer.I can see Klopp replacing Bogdan with a top keeper, with the view to having them both fight out for starting berth. Which is an idea I like, as not sure how much a “back up” or “understudy” keeper can challenge. But I can’t see Mignolet being sold after just signing a new contract…although I would welcome being wrong on that.

      • I can’t see it (straight away), as I don’t think Klopp will make that decision until after pre season…it would be too late for either to then move on.

        • I dont think he’ll wait, either sell him or keep him…
          it’s not easy to find a great GK and it can be too late.

          • I disagree, I’m fairly confident that all the spade work for a new keeper has already been done, and I expect Horn, Stegan or whoever Klopp has in mind to be one of the 1st signings of the summer. Migs can then decide he doesn’t want the competition and leave, or fight it out to see who gets the shirt for the opening EPL game.

          • ter Stegen wants to play every game. That is why he wants out of Barca. If we get him, Migs won’t be around long at all.

          • I can’t see Klopp guaranteeing anyone a starting berth, so IF Stegan is the target, then he will be the one who needs to decide if he is confident enough to prove he should start, or go to a club where he will get guarantees.

    • I’m inclined to agree, of all the names on that list Mignolet is probably the least likely to leave, personally I have no problem in keeping him but only as a back up/number two and NOT first choice…

      • Not long term he won’t. But if Klopp only decides upon who has earnt the number one spot for the start of the EPL season at the end of pre-season, then I would expect Migs to stay for the one season, as too late to leave and a full season to try to regain his spot.

          • Why feel for him?
            He has replaced Bogdan as our back up keeper, surely that is progression of his career.

          • True, very true. He is at the best club in the world :)

            I just feel he was having a great season and his recall stunted that. Had to be done though as Bogdan is just shocking.

          • He was our 3rd/4th choice keeper playing on loan in a different and lesser league. He is now our number 2 and on the bench. I’m sure if anyone was to ask Ward, he would say it’s been a great season for him and his career :)

        • ”then I would expect Migs to stay for the one season, as too late to leave and a full season to try to regain his spot.” Why do that? why have and unhappy player who easilly cost those 10M and replace with someone less expensive (Salary per week ) who will not expect much for the starter in a new league (Horn and Karius)

          • Because as I explained in my earlier post, and numerous posts before, I expect Klopp to replace the obvious under study and back up keeper (Bogdan) with a top keeper who can genuinely challenge Migs. I wouldn’t expect Klopp to promise any new signing a guaranteed starting berth, and anticipate a situation where Klopp tells both players that the spot for the 1st EPL game is up for grabs and whoever shows him and his team during pre-season that they deserve the spot, will get the spot….I anticipate this will be too late to then push through a move away from Liverpool.
            I would also expect Migs (assuming he missed out) to have enough faith in his abilities to win back his spot, and will at least try to do so….IF he has failed by the Xmas window, then maybe he will decide then to seek a move away (loan or perm).

          • I see your point mate but Migs will not like to sit on the bench after 3 years in a row been 1st choice, If Ter Stegen comes he will demand to be N1 that’s one of his conditions but the 2nd spot is still on debate

          • I’m not saying he will like it, but I also think he will believe he can win the N1 spot back, and I can’t see him simply throwing in the towel and demanding a transfer just because he doesn’t start the 1st EPL game of the season.

          • In the same way that you all expect Klopp to be able to coach the outfield players better then I expect a better keeper coach would coach the keepers better. The fact that Mingolet is not improving tells you that there’s a problem with the coaching.

      • So (IF) we got a Horn, Butland or Stegen, would you expect the manager/club to try to force Migs out?

        • For me: Of course then what’s the point? You will Have a really top keeper ( Not Butland ) and a 80K a week backup only to play in the cups? No we have Ward for that, there is no point on Keeping Migs anymore in the team

          • Chelsea had Cech and Courtois.
            Utd have de Gea and Romero
            Barca have Stegen and Masip
            TOP clubs have keepers that can challenge each other for the starting berth. Such competition improves players and removes complacency.
            IF we replace Migs with say a Horn or Stegen, and then replace Bogdan with another Bogdan, then we may as well save money and promote a traffic cone to 2nd or 3rd choice keeper.

          • What you fail to point out is the following:

            Cech was sold because he wasn’t happy being a backup
            De gea wants to leave and Romero is trash
            Stegen is now unhappy about his playing time at Barca and wants to leave.

            Anytime you have two keepers who can start at top clubs then one will leave as there isn’t a point for a top international keeper to sit on the bench.

          • I didn’t say it could last forever. But top clubs make sure they have 2 top keepers pushing each other for the number 1 spot. No point having an average and inadequate back up keeper.

          • Chelsea had Cech and Courtois: Cech was sold and replaced with Begovic, not much of a challenge for Tibaut. Utd have de Gea and Romero: Romero is Mignolet type… no details there. Barca have Stegen and Masip: You mean Bravo and Ter Stegen. and then replace Bogdan with another Bogdan: I’m not saying they will replace another bogdan for the 2nd choice but someone who doesn’t expect to start everygame but who still give good competition to the first choice

          • All clubs had serious competition for the number one spot. Yes eventually the player who misses out will want to move away, and be replaced by another keeper who can compete.
            Bogdan never was competition for Mignolet, and no point having a keeper who is guaranteed to play regardless of form by default
            Romero was/is a far better keeper than Mignolet.

          • ”Bogdan never was competition for Mignolet, and no point having a keeper who is guaranteed to play regardless of form by default”. I just Know, like KNOW that someone told this to Rodgers and he didn’t listen

          • Was it Rodgers or was it FSG/committee interfering and telling Rodgers he couldn’t spend much a player (fee and wages), who wouldn’t likely play!?
            Either way, Rodgers at fault as if the latter (which I wouldn’t rule out), then Rodgers should have grown a back bone and demanded he picks the squad, and as a manager he is allowed to manage!

          • Where do you get this back bone nonsense from? There is not a ceo in any business in the world that has free reign to spend what they want. Mourinho didnt spend chelsea money, Bareclona and real madrid buy their own players with the coach coaching them. Wenger sold player after player to fund interest repayments on a stadium. Feguson sold Ronaldo and never replaced him. They all lack back bone too? Liverpool are no different to any other club. They have a finite amount of money to spend in a hyper competitive market. Is there 1 player at Liverpool right now that is first choice out of all options? No for me. Liverpools success in buying players is no worse than anyone elses. Citys fabled ex Barcelona exec has not covered himself in glory the past 2 years with a significantly higher budget than we have had. 16m for sakho or 32 for mangala?

          • It is not nonsense. Where did I say any EPL manager has total free reign!?!?
            Rodgers accepted decisions made by FSG that stronger more experiences managers wouldn’t have.

          • There is n o way possible you know the factors considered in the decision making processes at the club unless you were part of the process. The same as any club decisions are made with all aspects of the club taken into consideration-its not fantasy football. Yes they got Dele Alli wrong and Balotelli spectacularly wrong but you wont name one club or manager that doesnt have similar situations, its part of football. You think Arsene Wenger was weak accepting player sales and prohibitive wage structure after taking his side to the Cl final in 06 or did he accept the decisions for the greater good of the club. Fsg put their money down not Rodgers or Klopp-they make the final call. Back bone has nothing to do with it. Klopp now has more money available than Rodgers ever had and Fsg are to thank for that.

      • Where do you get Fsg wont pay a back up keeper 80g from? Fsg have spent every cent generated by the club on the squad since they took over. Liverpool are generating significantly more money both comercially and tv related than when Reina was moved on. It couldnt be justified in the past thats doesnt mean it wont change as we progress.

      • Mignolet will stay for a season at least while the new keeper settles in .The season after that the manger will have a decision to make if Ward is ready for the backup role. If he is Mignolet will most likely be sold if not he will stay because Klopp will want a decent back up option which Mignolet is .

    • What’s your take on some of the player’s prices mentioned in this article? I find it to be too optimistic for some personally.

      • Agreed, especially the Balotelli figure. Nobody is going to pay that money, or probably any money, for him. Liverpool would give him away just to get him off the wage bill and after his latest failure I think they’d have problems getting rid even then. The notion that a Chinese club is naively going to buy him is pure fantasy

    • If a new keeper comes in, it’ll be to take top spot. Once that happens, Mignolet will be on his toes to another club.

      We offered Mignolet a new contract as asset protectiont. The reasons he’ll be gone by this time next year are: he won’t want to play as an understudy; it’s not sound business sense to pay 80k pw to a player who, if he plays at all, will only pick up “shop window” games in the cups; and if he’s got a £10m value, the club will want that dosh in the coffers to fund decent signings.

      Nuff said.

    • Mignolet will be back up he’ll play league cup games maybe fa cup as well the new keeper will be premier league and European keeper .

  8. Lucas ? 8 million ? How’s that gonna work . No one would take him on loan the last however many transfer windows . More’s the pity

    • Shame on you! Lucas has been a fantastic servant to the club. And in my view he’s earned himself a testimonial.
      As for “who would take him” Fenerbache were going to pay 8m for min last summer. .

    • LFC didn’t want a loan deal, inter offered if memory serves, LFC know better than to loan players of worth to Serie A,you don’t get your money…..

      • But he didn’t board the flight and he didn’t go to Inter and he didn’t go to Napoli and and and and ……………………..

      • £8mil is a really high valuation on him though…assuming Besiktas/Fener do get him this time around, the figure could likely be closer to 3-4mil, if that even.

    • Honestly seems like a loan makes more sense for the buying club, Lucas does not have much left in him in my opinion.

      If someone buys him they will probably sell him back to brazil in a couple years for 3 M

      • The cut off is for players aged under 24. Compensation is only due if the player has been offered a contract.

        • ok is it 24? I thought it was 23.
          And yeah your right about when compensation is paid out, but surely you mean if the player actually ‘signs’ a contract as oppose to just being offered one.

          • Hi Phil,
            Where a professional player, under the age of 24, has been offered a new contract by his club (subject to certain requirements that the offer must meet set out in Rule 64.3 of the Football League Rules) and he rejects that offer in order to take up the opportunity to sign for another club, compensation will be payable.

          • Yeah. But only once the player actually signs the contract with the second club.
            Up until that point he’s only been offered a contract. And he may well have more than one offer from more than one club.

          • I thought that’s what I said. Compensation is due from the club that signs the player.

          • No he means an offer. LFC have to offer him a contract and he has to reject it to get compensation from another club.

  9. These prices seem quite ok actually. Not bad. Together with assigned transfer budget, Kloppo can do a great job with it after all.

    Maybe a major overhaul is not out of the picture. I wouldn’t mind that at all.

    • I personally think they’re too optimistic but you can see it still all adds up quite nicely..so something like 50-60mil still not out of the question. But I doubt Migs is leaving. And with players like Skrtel and Lucas I’m not sure we’ll get that kind of money from Europe given their ages.

  10. My only question is….where is Moreno’s name??!
    We should boot that kid out faster than he can sneeze. He’s an absolute liability! And if Real Madrid really are sniffing around him, then we should take them for everything we can. There was talk of £20m back at xmas time. No that, in my opinion is a no brainer!!

      • I agree with you on the Hector thing. There’s also a lot of talk about Erkin on a free.
        But i’d be seriously tempted to just get rid of Moreno and go and buy 2 replacement left-backs with the cash…..(Even better if one of them comes on a free)

        • If he can defend and at a reported £7 mil fee he will be an improvement though, it’s how much of an improvement that’s the big unknown, tonight’s game might give us a better idea..

      • Unfortunately (I’m Australian) I don’t think klopp rates smith. He started Milner over him in the United game and Clyne over him in the next game. I think the left back pecking order goes Moreno, Clyne, Milner, Flanagan, smith

    • Yeah, I agree, he is a amassive liability at LB, the only way I’d be happy for him to saty, is if he had no defensive duties at all… LW or gone.

  11. Hendo isn’t captain material and so if we can get 25-30 million for him, then sell him. But, Lucas has experience that money can’t buy, so he has to be kept to help the younger leaders, like Emre Can, develop but he can also be a valuable back up midfielder for next season.

    • Hendo isn’t captain material so sell, but Lucas has experience so keep him ? Sorry, but those agruments work both ways, Hendo has enough ability to be kept, maybe not as captain, but should be kept to smooth any transition. Lucas I can see staying on dressing room presence alone.

      • Henderson has the ability for the current Liverpool side, but if we want to be in the top 4 and eventually challenging for the title, we need top quality midfielder, and in my opinion, he is not top quality. Maybe he could stay for one more season to smooth any transition, but eventually he has to go as I think he has reached his full potential.

          • If you’re referring to can I suggest you shut right up!!can has been one of our best players over the last three weeks,and it’s clear that Henderson is holding him back!

          • I agree. Emre Can is by far are best and most talanted midfielder. He will be our future captain once Henderson leaves.

          • Interesting that you picked Can out in reply to my general comment on Hendersons role, he is used as a safeguard when things break down due to his stamina, as the team grows as a unit he will get more freedom and we will see the best of him.
            He may never make the WC bracket but he gives others the platform to succeed.

          • The fact remains our midfield need upgrading. The midfield is one of the main reasons why we’re are doing so poor this season. Klopp only plays a 2 man midfield,and of the two Henderson needs to be replaced

          • Our poor quality in attack has been our weak link, recently adressed by Firmino, Origi and Sturridge, ourmidfield has been performing reasonably well, until both Henderson and Milner were unavailable.

          • But let’s be honest, Suarez was the main reason we came close to winning it. Henderson performed when the players around him were performing, but at times this season when the team have played poorly, he has been non existent in the midfield. Henderson could have been replaced by any other average midfielder that season and it would have made no difference to our overall performances as we would have still came close to winning the league.

          • That’s all down to Suarez, defenders were occupied by him, so rest of team got more space. Without him, we can see most our players are average.

        • I disagree, he’ll prove more than that in the next season or 2. Maybe not the top-notch midlfielder we’ll need to dominate, but can be good enough for us to challenge.

          • If you look at our starting xi,there is 4 positions we need to upgrade,and the midfielder that partners can is one of them!

          • I believe that’s the position we need upgrade the most. Can is more like Gerrard, full of dynamism, but he can’t control play. We need someone like Alonso to partner Can

          • If that’s the case, we’ve already signed him, from Red Star.
            We need continuity & upgrades piece by piece. Hendo shouldn’t be sold until his replacement is bedded in & settled.

  12. I never thought I would say this, but I would very much like us to keep Allen, he serves a very important function, and he doees it without whinging about not wanting to sign had he known this that and the other….. He is a new man under Klopp, and I am not so worried when I see him pop up in the box, his conversion rate this year has to be as high or higher than Benteke’s at this point…..

    £100m promised, and maybe another £80m from sales.. Honestly, I don’t think Klopp will care much for that level of cash, he strikes me more of a man whochoses quality over a name… Eevn if he brougt in Gotyze and Ter Stegen, I doubt he’d even break the £80m he recoups off potential sales….

    Could it really be possible, could LFC have found a man the Cheese will love as much as us fans…. I reckon so. Non of his targets so far have really been high value(money) except Texeira, whom he said no chance to anyway…..

    • Significantly only four of those listed players are regular first team players, add a £40 mil transfer spend to the ‘£80 mil from sales’ and we could bring in four top quality £30 mil players for a net spend of just £10 mil each and even reduce the overall wage bill…

    • Thank you.. with all the pressure he gets hes got sme balls comin in last mns stayin cool and scoring goals when talented players like lalana and other never go on target..hes realy professional in a way and he suits klopps mf style player but not starting 11

    • You’re right..80mil seems more like the money he’s about to spend…if we get back 80mil for the players we sell, it’ll be like net spend of zero. I feel like this article is being extremely optimistic about what all these players will be sold for…and I doubt Migs is leaving…so my guess is closer to 60-65mil provided the rest of the players do leave.

      • I would be amazed really if Ming was sold…. I just feel Klopp likes the guy… For all the money the club has wasted recently, and considering we have had a few seasons from Ming already, I doubt offering him a new contract so they could recoup some cash would have made much in the way of serious discussion….. I think Klopp thinks he has something to offer, and hopefully, he unlocks it. If we sell Balotelli aswell, I will be suprised, but for different reasons… I find it hard to believe there are many out there willing to throw good money at Balotelli these days… He has been given chance after chancve, we say this is his last chance alot, but here we are… I feel we will be saddled with Balotelli till his contract isd up, or we will simply buy him off…. Another loan for him next season I reckon….

        • Agreed. I don’t think most people see Migs leaving so that’s definitely a stretch there. Balo’s valuation is also a bit of a joke – I mean I can see him for that kind of money, but probably only if he goes to China…he has one year left on his contract after this season I think and he’s practically useless. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him leave for 2-3mil or for free even. Has had little to no impact this season either, that’s 2 bad seasons now.

          • I hope he wakes up soon, if he doesn’t, it’ll be one of the more depressing wastes of natural talent I can remember…As for China, I’m not sure he would be all that attractive to a country who are proud disciplinarians (hope I spelt that right). I have a feeling he would be even more of an issue out there…

          • He’s a character and they sell tickets he would be able to command a bigger wage packet .Balotelli would score goals in China , I can’t see any European clubs wanting him.

          • The Chinese want names to put bums on seats and Balotelli is a big name .He’s a lazy player who could excel in a poor quality league .Hopefully we can get more than £5 million.

        • It might be cheaper to invest in the best goalkeeping coach that money can buy. Let’s not forget we are still suffering Woy’s choice here.

        • The Chinese might take Balotelli for all his issues he’s still a big name and still in his prime he’s 25.A big wage packet and an easy league Balotelli could become the super leagues Bradley Wright Philips.Mignolet won’t be sold but another keeper will come in Mignolet will drop to number 2 .

    • Joe Allen is worth a lot more than 8 million. And that has been part of this clubs problem now for years, not being able to maximize profit from the sale to players. Daniel Levy managed to get 12 million for Townsend for god sake. Allen is very effective player and only struggles because we have too many other light players in the squad. I believe Allen will have lots of options should he choose to move on.

      • Swansea were willing to stump up the cash for him, and now with rumours Rodgers has a deal inplace to be the new manager come the new season, maybe he will end up there… Hope he stayts though.

      • Allen only has 1 year left on his contract and he’s Welsh so that will drive the price down.It also depends how many clubs want him I can’t see clubs forming a line for Allen.

    • Disagree on Joe though he’s too lightweight and inconsistent for a big team .He’ll be okay at Swansea where he won’t be expected to produce week in week out.

  13. On balance, probably reasonable values. I would be reluctant to sell lucas unless there is someone proven coming in to replace him.

    One of the biggest problems we will face once again is finding buyers who are not only willing to match our fee but also match the players wages. You only have to look at the likes of Enrique to see how hard it is to offload unwanted players. The other thing is we will have a big outlay on agents fees and buying out players contracts.

    We have had far too much turnover in recent years and I really hope the penny drops this summer. My top priority would be a proven left back and keeper. Ideally we would add a central midfielder with a bit of composure as well. It would be nice to see the likes of markovic coming back and be given a chance in his position too. If we could add 4-5 quality players and supplement the squad with young players like brannagan and stewart, I think we would be much better off.

    If I was a betting man, I reckon most of these will go:
    Bogdan

    Caulker
    Enrique
    Ilori
    Skrtel
    Toure
    Wisdom

    Allen
    Alberto
    Rossiter

    Benteke
    Balotelli
    Sinclair
    Yesil

    A move for sturridge, henderson or milner would not shock me either.

    • I think I agree with pretty much everything you said there!! Except I would definitely have Moreno in the list of players to leave!

      I’m glad you mentioned player wages. We have been stung by this for years and years now. It started back in Rafa’s day. And we haven’t learned since. You mention Enrique as a prime example. But go back to Aquilani and Joe Cole too, then you really begin to see how long it’s been going on for.

  14. When you look at the rodgers signings on there all you see are big money losses
    Add in the fact that they would be lucky to show 30 good appearances between them in a red shirt and you have the impact of the rodgers legacy ,whoever hired him should have lost their job as well

      • Ian knows that he did a great job, thats why he is leaving at his peak so that the next one can try to follow in his enormous footsteps.

        • All he did was con a bewildered rich American company out of 300 million and put it into the FA, Newcastle, Southampton, Sunderland and Aston Villa will have a job for him when he leaves LFC after he gave them all that free money for players not worth half that., used the last manager as the “fall guy”

          • Last manger as a fall guy? Allen and Borini were the fall guys signings we would have ended up Williams and Bertrand as well.

          • Fall guy meaning he looked at FSG and said “uh huh these are all worth 300 million” and they really weren’t, then he’s to blame not Ayre.

            From a business stand point this is very clear happens all the time he was an inexperienced manager that should never of made it to that position as manager but he served a purpose in business.

          • I agree with the inexperienced comment it’s a shame that we needed a fall guy ,that money could have built a good squad.

    • Sometimes I wonder whether Rodgers spends as much time thinking about himself as some of you guys do. And the probable answer disturbs me.

      • Deli’s done well in a Spurs team that have done well this season .Lets see how Deli does over the next few seasons .Brendon’s blowing his own trumpet regarding Deli ,Benteke was also his signing as were Allen and Borini

  15. If LFC get the right amount I would sell Hendo and bring in a few top class midfielders to partner Can. I think he reached his peak and definitely isn’t captain material at this point- I think Can would honestly be a better captain he has that drive and passion to be a great leader and is young. I would hope we could get at least £20 for him..

  16. why is milner not an option to leave as he been that outstanding and i have just missed it ,his wages are way to high for a bit part player
    and surely thats what he will be next season or are we not going to bother getting better players in this summer
    moreno is another who i wold not lose any sleep over losing either like i have said since the day we signed him half decent going forward not even average at doing the job hes paid for defending
    Then we get to Tex and Rossiter what happened to them we had 3 years of hearing that rossiter was the next gerrard sadly it looks like hes going the same way as so many as the over hyped youngsters lfc have had on there books
    Nowhere near as good as some try to make them out to be but then again i suppose thats the norm for a club that over hypes a lot of its bang average first team players

      • 100 plus grand a week says i have not how many pens ???
        is he settling into a new league no hes just not good enough

        • Penalties need scoring like the one that put us through against Ausberg and the one that got 3 points against Swansea! He has just as many goals and assists as Countinho and Firmino are you looking to sell them as well?

          • for the right price i would sell them all
            If someone offered me 50 million for couts and firmino i would be tempted
            you could get max meyers and Gotze for that and still have money left over

          • I’m not saying Milner has been spectacular for his money but he’s been ticking along for most of the season picking up goals and assists.

          • and for his wages you could get someone whos motoring along
            We could also get few quid for him

          • He’s good solid experienced professional to have in the squad just for those reasons alone I can’t see Klopp moving him on next season.

        • Doesn’t seem like Klopp rates him as poorly as you do. His goals and assists stats this season have been better than most players this season, his fitness has been one of the best as well. Clyne, Moreno, Can, Milner, Lallana – these 5 players have been near ever-present for the club so I’d say he’s earning his money alright…you’re unnecessarily hating on him for making that extra money.

          • Because there’s no competition for him in the team at all. Klopp tried Bogdan and he failed spectacularly…let’s hope Ward gets a chance now that he’s managed to make his Wales debut.

          • 15 goals AND assists!
            5 goals and 7 assists in the league
            3 goals in the Europa League! (ESPN STATS)
            I believe that adds up to 15!

          • Can offers alot more to our game,so you can’t compare. Squakwa is much more reliable,and they say 14,but okay what ever

          • Only 2 goals in the Europa League so 14 your right!
            Can has played all season and in some games has offered nothing! Milner has delivered goals and assists Can hasn’t and Can has played further forward when Lucas has played.Another 10 games plus to go and Milner could deliver 20 goals/assists this season which would be great return compared to Can’s goals and assists return.

  17. Dumping Rossitter would be a crime. He looked our best academy prospect until his injury and is not considered match fit yet so Klopp has not even seen him properly in training.

  18. I dont see mignolet leaving and I dont see allen & lucas leaving I expect it will be just allen brining predicted sales down to £64m using their figures

  19. Benteke, Mignolet, Allen, Ilori, Alberto, Balotelli when Rodgers bought them: 89.5M.

    Now when LFC try to selling them: 54M.

    Well Thank you Rodgers…

          • Yep i’m undecided on him still, i see a good rotation player in him but if a good offer comes along (Like those 2M on the article, base he only cost 800K ) i don’t see why he should stay

          • Check for how much money we bought them for and how the article is accepting a lose of money averaging almost 35M to someone to buy our deadwood, i mean don’t we have good negotiators in this team, taking advantage on Allen’s good run, Balotelli’s fame, Benteke’s… yeah, Alberto’s good season, Ilori’s potential… to me it was pretty much pointless doing it now, they should have wait untill july to post it with more accurate.

          • It’s an average article for the international break & it’s got us all commenting – job done.

          • Aye I see what you mean, I expect they needed something to write about during the off period right now.

            A lot will change between now and July 1, that much is for sure.

  20. From Alberto Aquilani, to Robbie Keane, to Mario Balotelli, to Andy Carroll, to Christian Benteke. When will it end. The most embarrassing part is when they don’t succeed and we loan them back to the club where they came from.

    • What club has not had 5 transfer busts in the last 8 years? Of course we haven’t been great but all top clubs buy players who do not pan out.

      • Where did I say other clubs don’t? My concern is Liverpool and just because other clubs make those errors, doesn’t make it ok all of a sudden. Bad business is bad business, end of.

      • Rafa made no mistakes and if there was one, then I don’t believe it……..;) I’ll always love that man.

  21. What a lovely BS article, Thanks for that.

    You forgot to mention selling lallana, Moreno, Henderson, Lovren, Milner, sturridge, origi and Ings.

    We could have at least 200M!

    • YES!! Throw in Firmino, Coutinho, Sakho, Can too!! We could probably have 300 M.

      Scuttle that, I say we sell anfield and klopp as well!!

    • Enrique, bogdan, Alberto, tex, illori, kolo, sinclair most likely departures. Add on yesil, rossiter (regrettably), Allen and benteke and I think that might be our “transition”.

    • Probably because You forgot to mention selling lallana, Moreno, Henderson, Lovren, Milner, sturridge, origi and Ings aren’t likely to be sold for obvious reasons and hence why would they be included.

      • There’s no single reason to suggest Migs is going to be sold.
        – Klopp gives Migs a new deal for 5 years with 2,5 on his current
        – Klopp says he’s the most intelligent keeper he ever met
        – Klopp said he doesn’t believe in signing for the sake of it but in training
        – Klopp said he thinks 4 players will join, you think it’s going to be 2 goalkeepers? Really?
        – Klopp never did crazy stuff with his goalies.

        So at least Migs makes no sense.

        Selling Benteke for 20M would be.. Well, even worse then buying Balotelli.

        • That sounds logical to me, I doubt Mignolet will leave, Klopp seems to have faith in him, but I will be very surprised if Jurgen wants to keep Benteke, moving him on is not so easy though.

          • All fringe players really. Nothing of an overhaul of sorts.

            Skrtel seems likely due to high wages and Matip coming in. I’m not counting on a Lucas transfer and Allen seems likely with his contract status.

            That said, the numbers are completely made up.

            Lucas, given age and experience could go for quite a bit more and if Wales does well with Allen as number 10 this summer his fee will be a lot higher.

          • I guess you’re right that the numbers are made up..but they had to come up with some figure out here. That was probably the point of the article but I do see your point.

      • Hendo is going to be a thorn in our side I feel.

        Can’t sell him or put him on the bench because he is captain. I just cannot see him as Can’s partner in the 4231. Klopp will surely try for an upgrade there won’t he?

        Hendo will definitely get rotational time in the cups but our captain should be starting every game. He would DEFINATELY be below Allen in the pecking order on this seasons form alone.

    • Why what’s the problem with this article? Don’t think most of the names mentioned here are too off-base…I think the player valuations are probably too optimistic overall.

      • Mostly Migs, selling Benteke for 20M, the “overhaul” thing again while listing a couple of unused players with completely fantasy numbers.

        • Assuming all these players minus Migs do leave, what kind of money do you expect the club to make overall? I would be a bit unhappy seeing Tekkers leave for 20mil as well, but it is a possibility.

          • Balo could be 20M in China or a free to Milan, who knows?

            Lucas might be 10-15 if he goes to an EPL side. Allen is an easy 10 and a good Euro campaign could make him 15-20. Skrtel for 6 seems reasonable, depends who’se coming in though. Wolfsburg and Schalke? Could turn into 10 all of a sudden.

            The tribunals could go all sorts of ways.

            And I don’t think we’ll sell Wisdom.

          • 10-15mil for Lucas? Who will pay that? My guess is no one..5-6mil seems realistic. I don’t think anyone will pay 10mil for Skrtel considering he’s 31 years old now. Again, seems like 5-6mil seems more realistic there.

          • Lucas is market valued at 9M and has a contract till 2017 btw, so he’s similar to Allen. Either sign a new deal or move on. So yeah, you might be right on the 10-15 is too much. But if an EPL side comes for him a 10M+ deal wouldn’t be too odd. He’s still only 29.

          • Skrtel was valued at like 11-12mil by transfermerkt and he’s 31 years old now..telling you, that site is messed up as far as valuations are concerned.

          • Nah, as he’s “on the transfer list” he’ll go for a bit less. It all depends on who will be interested.

  22. LFC paid 9m for Mignolet, he’s now far more experienced and in his prime. New TV deal means more money than ever for every club, which means all prices are going up. Naismith went for 8.5m to Norwich in January. LFC would easily get 10m for Mignolet.

  23. He didn’t become captain, he never did he’s not a leader, he’s just and above average player at its best but not a top player who people could relay to

  24. We might sell Ben for 20, but with a bit of luck we might sell him for 35, who knows..
    Allen also more than 8, maybe 12..
    Illori more than 3, Alberto more than5..
    But I see what you did there..

    Anyway, I don’t think Klopp will spend more than 100 mil, maybe even less..

    • with a bit of luck we might sell him for 30, Allen for 10 MAx, Ilori could be 5, Alberto around 8, and i also saw what they did so this is pointless…

      • A tad optimistic I feel on Alberto (although I hope I’m wrong), but I agree..if more than one suitor came in for Benteke, then no reason why he shouldn’t recoup the £32.5 million outlay. ALL players values will increase with the in flux of TV money, and everyone in football knows Benteke hasn’t just become a bad player, it’s just a bad fit and confidence.
        Proven 1 goal in 2 games EPL striker, full international and only 25 years old…I would be gutted if we only recouped £20 million.

        • I’d like that Alberto and Rossi had a chance to prove again i have hope for those two still, Between AM, Juve, WH, I don’t see why none of them can offer at least 30M

    • I agree I think Klopp will buy the CM he wants the most, regardless of price. After that I see a bargain buy at LB and winger. I just hope he’s backed 100%

  25. Pirlo played as 10 in early days, he became maestro only after move to deep laying mid. Moving from am to cm is not much change.

    • Neither am I brother, I saw LFC vs Norwich 5-4 on a match of the day today, reminded me we’ve had it both ways this season. This is why we love the sport mate.

      • Defo!! And the funny thing is…in the last few weeks after 3 wins in a row and beating our rivals, there was a huge development in terms of performance to see on the pitch (in all areas)…and then you get that second half and you don’t know what to believe anymore.

        • Yeah I also did watch it but it doesnt give me that feeling which I in watching Liverpool as I’m from India but that was a hell of a match. Good to see Clyne and Hendo contributing and Sturridge on bench.

  26. It would be a mistake to let Lucas, Skertl and Allen go. We also need experience and Lucas and Skertl will provide that. Though dont see Skertl as a regular starter

    • West Ham are becoming a problem on and off the pitch!
      Olympic Stadium was going to have a capacity of 54000 but season ticket sales are going that well they are upping it to 60000!

  27. Well written piece. Seems a bit of a stretch to think we’ll claim everything listed and given Klopp’s stated position that he wants a deep reserve with talent and less loaning, I don’t see a few of those listed leaving full stop.

    Now specifically, with regard to some of the comments here – and everywhere from supporters – about Mignolet, I can’t help but have a laugh at the amount of stick he gets and how he’s painted as utterly inept.

    Yes, he’s had howlers and more simple mental mistakes than anyone would like but he’s likely top 5 on the planet in terms of shot stopping. He’s bailed us out many times similar to how DeGea has done United (who’d surely be on less than 40 points just now if not for him).

    We’re all passionate in our support but that doesn’t mean it’s fine to put logic and common sense in our back pockets when up in arms over mistakes made on the pitch. It’s clear who fail to remember (or perhaps don’t realise at all) that any keeper’s status and perception are almost always predicated on the quality and consistency of their back four. As much as everyone seems keen to throw him under, when our back fours been solid, the results show it. The same goes for any top club and keeper in the world.

    Buffon, Casillas, DeGea, Hart, Lloris, Courtois, et al – when their defense is shambolic, their clubs lose. When they come up with brilliant saves everyone praises them and rightfully so, but more often then not when their sides concede goals it’s not them to blame but those directly in front of them.

    If you think any of these keepers listed would’ve fundamentally changed our season, I’d posit you’re not objective. Cheers.

      • That’s utterly unrealistic. Keeper put out by his defence has a very low chance of salvaging the situation. There’s a reason that free headers and runners score so frequently against any and all keepers regardless of their pedigree.

    • Excellent point a keeper is totally reliant on the players in front of him. Courtois is a prime example of this, last year he was untouchable, this year suddenly he is not good enough. When a team is scoring goals and winning the confidence lifts everybody particularly the goal keeper. Klopp will stick with Mignolet because he is a top class shotstopper, the removal of Skrtel and the forming of a reliable back 4 infront of mignolet can make all the difference going forward.

  28. This is pie in the sky.

    Balotelli Skrtel lucas and Mignolet are on massive wages.. £100k a week for skrtel lucas and balo. Not far off that for mignolet.

    You dont just shift these players and get £8 and £10 million in the back pocket. Thats playstation stuff. Theyre not good enough for most teams who can pay those wages.

    The teams who would take them cant pay these wages. The players wont take cuts. We’ll probably end up loaning them out and paying some of their wages.

    This is the legacy of the ridiculous committee and the crazy contracts and transfer fees they handed out. We may as well have had a cash bonfire in the center circle in Anfield

  29. Let’s go with the assumption that all these players will leave next season for the moment.

    Mignolet – £10mil? Who’s gonna pay that amount for him? 5-7mil seems more realistic. Then there’s also the small issue about giving him a contract with improved wages…he’ll likely have to take a hit on those wages at his new club which we will have to pay. In any case, I do not think he’ll leave…unless he wants to himself..extension seemed to assure that.

    Bogdan – 1mil, about right.

    Skrtel – 6mil. He’s 31 years old at the moment…it could happen, but he could very well leave the club for a negligible amount as well like say €4mil.

    Ilori + Wisdom – 3mil each. About right. Ilori could end up going for a mil lesser. Coates after all did for just 2mil.

    Lucas – £8mil. Not so sure about that…because he’s 29 years old and that’s about €10mil. About £5mil seems more accurate for me.

    Rest are about right..but I think most of these targets are very optimistic transfer values. Only one I see a chance of us getting more money is Benteke for 25mil instead of 20mll.

    So, adding all those transfer sales together, I would think the figure will more likely be close to say 70mil…assuming all these players go for some amount of money and not nearly for free, which does happen sometimes for players that are not wanted by the selling club and when there’s a distinct lack of sellers.

    • England putting on positive performance!
      Linked to all these German players and they are looking average at times tonight!

    • Have to say I’m super impressed watching the highlights. England looked liked they actually had a spine and a freshness to them – something I never thought I’d see. Really good performances from most of the players in the England team – Hendo, Lallana, Clyne all look class for us…we shouldn’t be entertaining any thoughts or ideas selling any of them. Kane, Alli, Vardy looked pretty good as well.

      • Ali and Kane were lethal we have to defend against them well and enre is not a defender imo he looked so bad in the game

      • I watched the game live but went to bed at half time 3.45 am i was working the next morning so missed all the best bits will get highlights later

  30. did anyone check the article about the wages of our players on the Daily Star. it’s understandable that we paid Bentekke 140k/week as he’s a new signing at 32.5M. but who’s the idiot who gave enrique a contract for 75k/week, lucas at 80k/week and KOLO AT 65k/week!!!!! we signed him as an old man at 32years way passed his best football to be a sub. he’s been playing well this year but that contract value was just wrong. and then poor Origi, who was signed as world cup star, only at 10k/week. WOW.

    • Older players are paid higher because of experience-same principle applies in any job. Poor Origi will be fine dont worry about that,his salary will rise with his experience rapidly.

      • kolo was a free transfer I think?? so they usually get a little more money as they usually have a fee offers on the table. dont for get balo i bet he is on some as well we will be freeing up a lot of wages this summer. come on klopp is time to go shopping

  31. Why Rossister? He’s been injured the whole season and we can’t judge him based of nothing. Also I think Lucas and Allen should stay, they would be good backup players.

  32. we should vote on what the odds are for each player to leave.
    I would like one of Lucas or Allen to stay, the rest should move on. The young guys like Rossiter I wish nothing but the best, some of the others the less said the better.
    Would be shocked if Klopp sells Migs, I hope he is sold, but would be shocked if it happened.

    • agree on lucas and allen i think allen will go to get more playing time most probably back to Swansea I like him as a player always gave 100 percent never sulked about not starting games. I think Lucas will stay but play less if we are in the europa league next year that is a great option to have for that so the rest can play prem. I also cant see migs going after just signing a 5 year deal sure we need to buy a good keeper that is genuine competition for his place but i would also like to see him with a solid klopp defense in front of him. skertel i think signed his own death warrant with that second half display last week.

  33. There’s a better chance of winning the lotto this weekend than there is of getting 8 million for Balotelli. The club will yet again have to pay his wages & beg someone to take him away for the season.

  34. Mignolet is going nowhere! The sooner people accept this, the better.

    As the report said, he signed a 5 year deal recently and we signed him for around the stated sale value!

    Ridiculous

    • Didn’t L Suarez sign a huge three year deal a year before he left the club, then a season later he was signing for Barcelona.

      If J Klopp can bring in two top class GK’S over the next two transfer windows, i think he will get rid of S Mignolet. He will make him 4th choice GK behind Ward, then he will make his own decision.

      Mignolet must not be on high wages

      The likes of M Skrtel CB on £100,000 a week, M Balotelli FD £90,000 a week, K Toure £65,000 a week, J Enrique LB £70,000 a week, J Milner £120,000 a week , L Leiva £70,00 and A Lallana £80,000 a week all these players should be shown the door this summer

      Along with S Mignolet GK, L Alberto AM, T Llori CB, J Texiera AM, L Vigorux GK, A Wisdom RB and J Allen CM

      Our club would save Millions Millions on wages and it will be blessing getting these all of the clubs payroll and replacing them with top class quality players.

      • 4th choice behind a keeper he is obviously a head of now? I don’t know what’s more surprising, you think that or that you think we could sign 2 keepers!

  35. J Klopp should keep C Benteke at club this summer and bring some class creative mobile pacey quick wingers to regularly provide service for our best attackers at club to shine over the next few seasons.

    Klopp can make £90M this summer selling these 14-16 players THIS SUMMER:

    S Mignolet £10-£12M GK
    A Bogdan £2M GK
    L Vigoroux £1M GK

    K Toure £1M CB
    Skrtel £6-£8M CB
    T Llori £5M CB
    Wisdom £2M RB
    J Enrique Free LB
    L Leiva £7-£9M DM
    J Milner £6-£8M CM
    J Allen £8-£10M CM

    A Lallana £12-£15M AM
    L Alberto £5-£7M AM
    J Texiera £2-£3M AM

    M Balotelli £8-£15M FD
    S Yesil £2-£3M FD
    Sinclair £2-£4M ( Tribunal) FD

    And whilst he has been promised £100m transfer chest, the owners should let him spend the £90M also he brings in on sales , so he would have £190M to spend on players:

    But J Klopp could spend £130M on these 10 players over the next two transfer windows ( Summer and Winter) and we would be able to compete for honors and titles year in year out again :

    Defensive players:

    1: GK: T Horn Of FC Koln for £5-£9M ( Upgrade on A Bogdan and L Vigoroux)

    2: GK: Marc Andre Ter Stegen Of Barcelona for £12-£15M ( Upgrade on S Mignolet)

    3: CB: Sule Of Hoffenheim for £7-£11M ( Upgrade on M Skrtel)
    4: CB: N Subotic Of B Dortmund for £8-£12M ( Upgrade on K Toure)

    5: DM: I Camacho Of Malaga for £10-£14M ( Upgrade on J Allen )
    6: DM: N Kante Of Leceister City for £12-£17M ( Upgrade on L Leiva)

    Offensive Players:

    7: J Montero Of Swansea in swap deal with J Allen RW / RWF #
    ( Upgrade on L Alberto and J Texiera Out wide )

    8: Y Bolaise Of Crystal Palace for £14-£18M LW / LWF
    ( Upgrade on A Lallana out wide on the wing)

    9: I Gundogan Of Borussia Dortmund for £16-£23M CM
    ( Upgrade on J Milner and J Henderson in the centre of park)

    10: K Volland Of Hoffenheim for £10-£15M
    ( Upgrade in terms of mobility, pace and speed to M Balotelli)

  36. Bogdan 1 mill, Skrtel 6 mill, Wisdom 4 mill, Ilori 3 million, Alberto 6 million, Allen 10 million, Lallana 18 million, Benteke 25 million, moreno 8 mill, Balo to china and we could get the 15 mill we paid if not id expect him to go on loan for the last year of his contract and then move for free, Enrique, Tex, Sinclair and Kolo all free

  37. they could get 25 million for hendo and 50 million for studge too then we can buy all german players n play full german team

  38. Think there will be sale but the values are debatable, regardless Enrique and Toure will leave as well which will shed some wages. Dream signings would be Gotze, Ter Stegen, Xhaka and perhaps Volland if we sell Benteke. On that note, sell him abroad please.

  39. Keep Rossiter, agree with the rest. A few other comments here reference some other players out on loan, ship them too.
    As much as the constant changes under Rodgers caused issues, feel we need to get rid of his deadwood for Klopp to progress.
    Of course the caveat for all of this would be the quality of the players we bring in. The amount of money we’d lose selling this list speaks volumes about the poor quality transfers in the past.

  40. There won’t be huge changes to the first team squad Klopp will want continuity so it will be a gradual change .We will be moving out some fringe players and there is Enrique and Toure who are out of contract

  41. You guys are dreaming if you think there will be a whole sale clear out of the main squad. Yes the fringe players will certainly go, like Alberto, Sinclair, Wisdom, Balo, Enrique etc but from the main squad I expect only Allen, Toure, Bogdan & Tex with the chance of Benteke (more likely) & Skertal maybe. He’s building a squad no decimating it. With 4 competitions and his preference for youngsters the more experienced players will stay to help the building process. I expect Lucas, Milner, Migs (no 2) and Skrtal to still be here for another year at least.

  42. It would be nice if we could just sell Balotelli and Benteke for a decent price.
    I would love to see Butland playing for us, but that seems unlikely. Other than that we need a nice LB like José Luis Gayà and a CDM like Grzegorz Krychowiak. Might be nice to have another CB like Aymeric Laporte but that really is extremely wishful thinking.

  43. The figure while correct, unfortunately requires a slight variation on the exact players. Also, the exact figure already sits at approx £87,5m (before Rossiter:250K, Bogdan: £1m, Teixera: free etc)

    The mix is more along these lines –
    benteke £31,5m (west ham /crystal palace; +1,5m on projection),
    ibe £15m (bournemouth; exact),
    sinclair £4m (watford, exact),
    canos £2,5m (bristol city; -0,5m on projection),
    skrtel £5,5m (fenerbache/ besiktas; +0,5m on projection),
    alberto £7m (sevilla; +2m on projection),
    allen £14m (sevilla/ celtic/ swansea; +4m on projection),
    leiva £5m (besiktas, exact),
    wisdom £2m (celtic, exact),
    illori –no indication yet
    toure free (wages off the books, this is probably paying for all the contract improvements @ the moment),
    enrique free (wages off the books),
    BONUS: balotelli (If we could get anybody to sign this guy!!)

    So far LFC are on track to make £87,5m off of deadwood.

    Todays Ibe news probably indicates that Pjaca is set to sign.
    NB. Something tells me a big, big signing is coming: Steven Gerrards #8 jersey is still unoccupied.

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