Liverpool to offload promising quintet as EFL transfers edge closer

Herbie Kane

Liverpool are preparing to let five of their promising young stars depart Anfield before the EFL deadline shuts in order to broaden their experiences in the game.

The Reds enjoyed a productive summer on the transfer front with Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota arriving in big money deals.

As such, Jurgen Klopp will look to trim his squad before Friday’s 5pm EFL deadline, with a number of fringe stars set to leave.

Liverpool have already offloaded the likes of Taiwo Awoniyi, Loris Karius and Marko Grujic.

Adam Lallana and Loris Karius have also both moved on – the keeper explaining how Klopp was a gentleman to the last.

The first of these is set to be Ben Woodburn. According to Goal, he is poised to move into League One for the second successive season.

Woodburn spent an injury-hit spell with Oxford last season. This time around, a move to either Hull or Charlton. The pair were both relegated from the Championship last season and have promotion aspirations this time around.

The Reds are also willing to wave off Nat Phillips, Liam Millar and Herbie Kane. The Reds are understood to have circulated their names to potential suitors in the Championship and League One.


The biggest name departure though is likely to be Harry Wilson.

The Wales star has been limited to just one appearance for the Reds so far this season. That was in the Carabao Cup exit on penalties against Arsenal.

He is a long way down Klopp’s pecking order though and is yet to feature in the Premier League this season.

Wilson had hoped to secure a Premier League switch before the window shuts amid links to Burnley, Leeds, Newcastle and Aston Villa.

But none followed up on their reported initial interest, with Liverpool’s £18m fee said to be too high.


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Swansea loan likely for Wilson

However, he now looks poised to sign for Swansea, despite rival offers from Nottingham Forest, Cardiff and Derby.

Cedric Soares, Harry Wilson

Swans boss Steve Cooper worked wonders with Rhian Brewster last season when taking him on loan. He has since secured a big-money switch to Sheffield United.

Wilson hopes a move the Liberty Stadium will also reinvogorate his career.

A season-long loan move could be arranged, though it’s thought Wilson could seek a get-out clause. That’s on the off chance a Premier League side meet Liverpool’s asking price in January.


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