Liverpool transfer round-up: Reds trio to depart while Shaqiri also nears exit

With less than a week to go in this prolonged summer transfer window, there may still be incomings and outgoings at Liverpool.

The arrival of Greek defender Kostas Tsimikas had for a long time been the only arrival at Anfield before deals for Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota were concluded last month.

However, there could yet be more signings made while there are question marks over the futures of several squad players at Anfield.

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumours for Thursday, October 1 as we enter the home straight of the transfer window.

Grujic to return to Berlin on loan

Hertha Berlin are hopeful of signing Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic on a loan deal for the third successive season.

The details are outlined by German media outlet Kicker, who say the Bundesliga side will not come
close to Liverpool’s £18million asking price and will instead request a new loan deal.

Serbian international Grujic has netted nine goals in 51 league appearances in two seasons for the
German club.

The 24-year-old now looks likely to exit Anfield once again before the close of play in the transfer
window.

Trio set for Anfield exits

As mentioned above, Grujic will be one of three Liverpool players set to leave the club in the coming days.

And a report from Goal claims Rhian Brewster and Harry Wilson are both also likely to leave Anfield with Sheffield United and Burnley making moves for the forwards.

All three are said to be keen on moving on and securing more first-team football elsewhere, with
Liverpool optimistic of raising up to £50million for their sales.

Burnley have made a £12million approach for Wales international Wilson, while the Blades have
made their move for highly-rated striker Brewster.

No Liverpool moves to replace youngsters

Liverpool are set to keep youth stars youngsters Neco Williams and Curtis Jones in their first-team
squad and not sign replacements this transfer window.

The two youth graduates have been getting first-team opportunities under Jurgen Klopp and are
regular fixtures in first-team squad training.

“Instead of buying a second right defender, it's Neco Williams. Instead of buying a new right
midfielder, it's Curtis Jones,” claimed Reds assistant Pep Lijnders.

“If you are in the squad, you'll get game time and develop.”

Shaqiri on his way

Xherdan Shaqiri looks set to depart Liverpool before the transfer window shuts after being left out of the Reds' Carabao Cup lineup against Arsenal on Thursday.

The Swiss midfielder has struggled to force his way into regular first-team contention at Liverpool.

He was expected to start the encounter with Arsenal though, having scored in the last round win over Lincoln.

But Shaqiri was omitted from the squad entirely amid reports of interest from two other clubs in his services as Monday's deadline approaches.

Asked about Shaqiri after the game, Jurgen Klopp said: "It's the time of the year where something has happened in the background.

"We have to react sometimes and that's what we did."

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