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Friday's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup: Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Ezequiel Garay

Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Liverpool on Friday, November 27.

The summer transfer window has now closed and attention will begin to turn to January for Premier League champions Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp's side brought in Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas during the summer, making for one of their busier transfer windows in the last couple of years.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Anfield.

Friday morning's Liverpool transfer talk news roundup:

Chelsea 'alerted to Napoli firesale'

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly pictured in October 2020© Reuters

Chelsea could supposedly swoop for a number of Napoli players if reports of a planned firesale are accurate.

Like many clubs across the globe, Napoli have been hit hard by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Italian club's problems reportedly run deeper than a loss of matchday revenue.

Napoli players are supposedly now in their fourth month without pay, and several star names could be heading for the exit door as Gennaro Gattuso's side look to ease the strain on their finances.

As a result, claim that Chelsea are sure to be in for some of Napoli's most-prized assets if the Serie A outfit do end up offloading a number of players in the wake of the ongoing outbreak.

The report suggests that attacking duo Hirving Lozano and Dries Mertens could both be on Frank Lampard's wishlist, while the Blues are sure to consider a move for the much-coveted defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

However, Chelsea would certainly have a fight on their hands to land the Senegal international, who has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Napoli currently lie sixth in the Serie A table with five wins and three losses from their opening eight matches.

Liverpool ready to sell attacking duo in January?

Liverpool's Divock Origi pictured in July 2020© Reuters

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to sell both Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri during the January transfer window in order to raise funds for new signings.

Origi was handed a rare start against Atalanta BC in the Champions League on Wednesday night, but the 25-year-old struggled to contribute in his team's 2-0 defeat.

A recent report claimed that the forward was open to leaving the Reds during the winter transfer window as he looks to secure a spot in the Belgium squad for next summer's European championships.

Shaqiri, meanwhile, has only made two Premier League appearances this season and is also down the pecking order when it comes to starting roles at Anfield.

According to The Express, Liverpool could look to move both players on at the start of 2021 in order to boost the club's transfer kitty, with a new centre-back thought to be a priority in the winter market.

Jurgen Klopp's side will be looking to make it back-to-back Premier League wins when they travel to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.

More transfer news from Liverpool:

Dimitar Berbatov: 'Sergio Ramos would be a brilliant signing for Manchester United'
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov urges the Red Devils to move for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. Read more.

Liverpool 'offered chance to sign Ezequiel Garay'
Liverpool were allegedly offered the opportunity to sign Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay on a free transfer earlier this month. Read more.

Liverpool considering future move for Rennes youngster Jeremy Doku?
Liverpool are reportedly monitoring the progress of Rennes winger Jeremy Doku after a strong start to the season from the 18-year-old. Read more.


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