By Frank McAvennie

2nd Oct, 2021 | 7:45am

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Liverpool will have to sell a senior star to sanction a move for Villarreal hitman Arnaut Danjuma.

That’s the opinion of former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, about the latest transfer news.

Football Insider revealed on 30 September that Liverpool have set their sights on Danjuma even though he only moved to Spain this summer.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Michael Edwards dispatched scouts to watch the attacker in action for Villarreal against Man United in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The former Bournemouth man won the man of the match award despite his side’s defeat.

He has scored three goals in seven outings since moving to Villarreal this summer.

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However, McAvennie can’t see Liverpool signing Danjuma unless either Roberto Firmino or Divock Origi leaves the club.

“I don’t know if they need him,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“They have Salah, Mane, Firmino, Jota, even Origi has looked good this season. Do they need another top striker?

“They have loads of players in that position, which makes a change for Liverpool.

“I’m not sure they need him, if he [Klopp] brings Danjuma in then what does he do when all those players are fit?

“The only way another attacker comes in is if one leaves. That could be Origi, it could be Firmino.

“Until that happens, I don’t see it.”

Firmino has scored three goals in five outings this season.

Origi also bagged himself a goal as he led the line in the Reds’ EFL Cup win over Norwich.

In other news, Liverpool are tipped to leave attacking sensation out of their starting XI v Man City after early team news.