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Liverpool Set To Offload Fringe Players In Summer Clearout

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Divock Origi of Liverpool at Ewood Park on July 19, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

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Liverpool could be set for a significant summer clear-out in the coming weeks as they look to trim their squad.

The Reds have added Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker over the course of this summer – and while that quartet set Liverpool back £170m, the clearout is more about streamlining the squad rather than a need to recoup funds.

As such, multiple reports have suggested that Divock Origi is likely to lead the list of players leaving Anfield this summer, with Valencia believed to be chasing the Belgian international striker.

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Divock Origi of Liverpool during the International Champions Cup 2018 match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Bank of America Stadium on July 22, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

With Daniel Sturridge looking increasingly likely to stay at Anfield, and Dominic Solanke set to stay in and around the first team Origi will be allowed to follow fellow striker Danny Ings out the exit door this summer.

In terms of the goalkeepers, meanwhile, reports on Monday had suggested that Loris Karius was considering his future at the club following the arrival of Alisson as the new undisputed number one. However, with Simon Mignolet also looking for a way out, it is unlikely that both will be allowed to leave – particularly with Danny Ward already having left for Leicester City.

Liverpool's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet warms up before the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on April 28, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /         (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Elsewhere, the aforementioned reports suggest that fringe players such as Lazar Markovic, Sheyi Ojo and Pedro Chirivella are also likely to move on before the window closes next month. Marko Grujic is also set to depart, either on loan or permanently, while Ben Woodburn could also leave on a temporary basis (though he could also stay and continue his development under Klopp at Anfield).

Klopp has previously stressed the need to move some players on this summer, arguing that having too many players on the books was not good for keeping everyone happy.

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