5 Liverpool players at risk amid FSG concern over rising wage bill

Liverpool look set for a squad overhaul this summer time as Jurgen Klopp appears to show final season’s Premier League champions again into title contenders.

While the Reds are usually not anticipated to make large signings, a lot of fringe players might be offered with the membership’s American homeowners FSG reportedly involved over an increase in salaries over current seasons.

According to figures offered by Swiss Ramble, Liverpool’s wage bill jumped to £310m over a three-year interval – an increase of 87%, outstripping the expansion of the membership’s income, which rose by 79% over the identical interval.

This has left FSG cautious over sanctioning new signings, based on the Liverpool Echo – which means participant exits are possible if Klopp is to have funds to enhance his squad this summer time.

So with some stars set to be moved on, Mirror Sport appears at 5 who might be on their approach out this summer time.

Jurgen Klopp has insisted he would really like Georginio Wijnaldum to remain at Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum

Wijnaldum has been closely linked with a transfer to Barcelona this summer time, with some experiences claiming he has already agreed a deal to affix Ronald Koeman’s aspect.

The midfielder has been a vital a part of Liverpool’s success over current seasons – underlined by the actual fact he has performed each Premier League this time period, having began all however two of them.

Klopp has repeatedly insisted he needs Wijnaldum to remain – though no progress has been made over a brand new deal for the 30-year-old, whose contract ends in July.

The Dutch worldwide is believed to be on £75,000 per week – a modest wage in comparison with high earner Mohamed Salah (£200k) and the likes of Thiago (£192k), Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk (£180k).

Nevertheless, the rising wage bill is probably at trace at why no settlement has been struck over a brand new contract for Wijnaldum.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been hit by injuries since joining Liverpool from Arsenal
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been hit by accidents since becoming a member of Liverpool from Arsenal

Big issues had been anticipated of Oxlade-Chamberlain when he joined Liverpool from Arsenal for £34m in 2017.

But his spell at Anfield has been marred by harm, with the midfielder struggling a cruciate ligament rupture in 2018 which stored him out for nearly a year.

By the time he was absolutely match he had a job on his arms breaking into an engine room usually manned by Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, with the likes of James Milner and Naby Keita additionally competing for locations and Curtis Jones breaking into the first-team set-up.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has made simply 99 appearances in almost 4 seasons at Liverpool.

And with simply two years left on his contract, this summer time might be the time for the Reds to extract most worth from a sale – and to shave a reported £120,000 per week off the wage bill.

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri has tried and failed to secure a regular first-team spot at Liverpool
Xherdan Shaqiri has tried and didn’t safe an everyday first-team spot at Liverpool

Shaqiri has needed to be content material with a supporting position since becoming a member of Liverpool from Stoke for £13m in 2018.

With Mohamed Salah forward of him on the best of the Reds assault, and Sadio Mane equally not possible to oust from the alternative flank, it’s no shock Shaqiri has made simply 59 appearances.

Klopp experimented with enjoying the 29-year-old as an attacking midfielder earlier this season.

But the £80,000-per-week Swiss star appears set to need to Anfield if he needs common first-team soccer, and might be one other who’s trimmed from the pay roll.

Divock Origi

Divock Origi has scored some big goals but has struggled for game time this season
Divock Origi has scored some massive targets however has struggled for sport time this season

Divock Origi has scored some massive targets for Liverpool – notably his double within the thrilling comeback towards Barcelona on the best way to Champions League glory in 2019, and naturally his late effort within the ultimate which sealed the triumph towards Tottenham.

But he does not match simply into the Reds’ fashion of play, and has made simply six begins this season in all competitions.

Diogo Jota is now Klopp’s go-to possibility when he needs to vary up his assault, following the ahead’s blistering begin after he joined from Wolves in September.

And with many anticipating the Reds boss to hunt out extra attacking choices this summer time, £40,000-per-week Origi appears set to fall even additional down the pecking order.

Joel Matip

Joel Matip has had a succession of injuries during his time at Liverpool
Joel Matip has had a succession of accidents throughout his time at Liverpool

After Matip was left as Liverpool’s solely match, senior centre-back this season, it wasn’t that stunning when he additionally fell foul of the Red’s crippling harm disaster.

The centre-back has had loads of spells on the sidelines since arriving at Anfield from Schalke in 2016, and is now dominated out for the remainder of the season after struggling an ankle harm in January.

That led to Liverpool signing Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies on the ultimate day of the January switch window, whereas Nat Phillips has additionally stepped up and teenager Rhys Williams appears promising.

Klopp appears set to have loads of choices as soon as he has his first-choice centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez match once more – and the membership might look to get Matip’s £100,000-per-week pay-packet off the books.

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