By Paul Robinson

26th Aug, 2021 | 8:00pm

Pundit 'expects' Liverpool to complete two last-gasp signings after journalist update

Paul Robinson has claimed Liverpool will bring in “one or two” players in the closing stages of the transfer window.

The ex-Spurs keeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said he felt that Gini Wijnaldum’s departure has left a “huge hole” at the club.

Journalist James Pearce revealed on Sunday (August 22nd) that Liverpool will also not be replacing midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri.

He also claimed that youngster Harvey Elliott will be promoted from within to provide cover for the Swiss forward, who signed for Lyon for around £9.5million.

Wijnaldum, ever-present for Liverpool last season, departed Anfield for PSG this summer on a free transfer.

No replacements for the ex-Newcastle man have been forthcoming in the transfer market.

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Robinson said it was the Dutchman – rather than Shaqiri – who would be a bigger miss for the Reds this season.

He told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “It’s a big risk not replacing Shaqiri, then they’ve got Origi as well who could leave – but they’ve got the front three and Jota.

“A bigger concern is Wijnaldum leaving – he has left a huge hole at Liverpool.

“For me, they have to use the money from the outgoings to fill the hole Wijnaldum has left.

“Henderson is going to be asked a lot of this season.

“We know that finances are tight at Liverpool, we know that they won’t splash a load of cash in the market.

“But I still expect them to be busy, with maybe one or two coming in.

“An attacking midfielder who can also play in the middle of the park has to be the priority.”

Liverpool have made just one senior signing this summer, adding defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.

In other news, Gabby Agbonlahor has tipped Liverpool to complete “the signing of the summer”.