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Report: Liverpool may only sign forwards if Shaqiri and Origi leave

Liverpool may only sign forwards if Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi leave the club, according to The Athletic.

The Switzerland international is attracting interest from Serie A outfit Lazio. According to reports from La Lazio Siamo Noi, the side have submitted a €12m (£10.4m) offer for Shaqiri.

Meanwhile, the Belgium international has been linked with a raft of different sides. Celtic, Rangers, Fenerbahce and Wolves are all allegedly keen on the £20m-rated 26-year-old.

Neither player enjoyed a fruitful season at Anfield last term. The former Stoke City ace made just 22 appearances across all competitions, while Origi made 17.

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Liverpool need to sell now

Letting two players hinder your summer business seems extremely frustrating.

For that reason, Liverpool need to ensure they seel Origi and Shaqiri so that the club can improve the squad.

The duo’s race has been run on Merseyside and moving them on is paramount. Neither player had much of an impact at any point for the club last term.

Both forwards scored just once all campaign long, and even those came in the EFL Cup.

The time has come to move the players on from Liverpool. Both have proved to be effective cogs in Jurgen Klopp’s machine during their stay at the club.

Origi contributed to the Champions League victory, while Shaqiri has provided crucial assists. However, if transfers depend on their futures, they need to be shown the door.

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