By Richard Parks
Liverpool plan to sell at least two senior centre-forwards this summer as Rhian Brewster also prepares to quit the club, according to a report.
Goal claim the Merseyside giants are fighting a losing battle to hang on to 18-year-old striker Brewster after he snubbed a series of contract offers amid strong interest from Bundesliga clubs Borussia Mochengladbach and RB Leipzig.
It is said that Liverpool also plan to offload at least two from Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Divock Origi, with manager Jurgen Klopp keen to replace them with multi-functional attackers who can play centrally as well as out wide rather than a traditional number nine.
Football Insider verdict:
There are clearly going to be major changes on the Anfield forward roster this summer, as Klopp makes tweaks to those players behind holy trinity Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the pecking order. Intriguingly, the manager doesn’t want a traditional spearhead who can hold the ball up and poach goals in and around the box. He instead wants mobile, nimble and technically gifted forwards who can play a variety of positions and fit seamlessly into his team as and when needed. The likes of Dominic Solanke and Ings have made little impression when given chances this season, and Klopp wants to call time on the Liverpool careers of Origi and injury-prone Sturridge, both of whom have been out on loan. The manager clearly doesn’t want to lose Brewster, but he is fighting a losing battle with the youngster. It will herald massive chances in the composition of the forwards scrabbling to deputise for the main men.
In other Liverpool news, the club have pocketed a jawdropping £150million windfall in the last 48 hours.