By Paul Robinson

14th Aug, 2021 | 4:31pm

Pundit suggests new Liverpool signing 'on the horizon' as striker talks begin

Paul Robinson has suggested a new Liverpool signing could be “on the horizon” if Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri are sold.

The former England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the Reds had to “sell to buy” heading into the final weeks of the window.

As revealed by Football Insider (August 7th), West Ham have opened preliminary talks to sign Divock Origi.

It is understood Liverpool will accept a bid of around £15million for his sale.

Meanwhile, The Athletic have reported Lyon have had a bid rejected for Shaqiri, with the Reds looking for £12million for the Swiss winger.

Robinson believes that any hopes of transfer business later in the window will hang on the departures of the pair.

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He told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “The thing holding them back is that Liverpool have to sell to buy.

“With Shaqiri and Origi, if they sell those players then something could happen towards the end of the window.”

“Shaqiri, particularly, is a player who wants to leave and go somewhere where he can play regularly at his age. That is not a hard deal to do for £12million.

“I think there could be something on the horizon for Liverpool.”

Liverpool have made just one senior summer signing, Ibrahima Konate joining from RB Leipzig.

As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Jurgen Klopp admitted “something might happen” towards the end of the window.

The German boss insisted that he was content with his current crop of players.

In other news, this pundit has suggested that Andy Robertson’s injury could be worse than initially thought.