Having built a strong but rather small squad, it was expected that this summer might see Liverpool look to further their depth. The return of loan players such as Rhian Brewster, Harry Wilson, and Marko Grujic were supposed to fill in key squad holes. However, it looks like the Reds will look to move on two of the three, with both Wilson and Grujic available for transfer.
Unlieke previous windows, though, the aim is to sell both players. Now in their early 20s, it’s believed that the top brass at Liverpool have decided that both players have not developed as intended. Wilson, 23, is the perfect example: a strong individual season for Bournemouth might have put him in contention for a first-team return. The problem, though, is development.
Wilson was noted as a player who was excellent from long range and could score set pieces but lacked enough invention outside of low-percentage shots and goals. This has left the Welshman on the transfer radar of quite a few clubs, with many clubs seeing him as a player who could be a maverick creator for a club with smaller expectations.
However, a lack of development on the physical, defensive, and/or creative side of the game means the Reds are likely to cash in on a young asset. Grujic, too, has not developed into the all-rounder hoped for and thus could be on the market. Liverpool hope to raise funds for a key first-team signing.