Mohamed Salah is the one Liverpool superstar the club may be willing to sell this summer who could secure a huge fee, sources have told Football Insider.
The Merseysiders are planning a major overhaul on the back of a calamitous campaign amid takeover speculation and huge upheaval behind the scenes.
Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group run the club on a self-sustainable basis and that means a series of expensive new signings are out of the question without one or two big-name sales.
Sadio Mane was sold last summer to pave the way for the club-record Darwin Nunez signing and it will need a similar star-player departure to enable Jurgen Klopp and the club’s recruitment team to bring in the players needed to kickstart a new era.
Internal discussions have been hold over who among the playing staff could secure the kind of top-tier fee the club need.
The number of Liverpool players worth £50million-plus is a small group and would most likely only include Salah, Luis Diaz, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, and Nunez.
Perhaps Diogo Jota and Virgil van Dijk would make the select band but the Dutch defender, widely seen as the best in the Premier League over the last half-decade, turns 32 in July and the Portuguese have been badly hit by injury over the last 12 months.
Salah signed a new three-year contract last summer worth nearly £ 400,000 a week and has had a mixed campaign.
But he remains an ace goal poacher and consistent threat to opposing defenses and has lost little of his blistering pace.
Moreover, his durability and availability are remarkable, and that will count in Liverpool’s favor should they be looking to cash in.
Klopp has made it clear the 2022 quadruple chasers do not have the resources to fund the kind of extraordinary signing spree seen at Chelsea over the last two windows.
The Merseysiders are also restricted by the fact that there are very few fringe players at the club who could secure a high fee.
Liverpool had consistent success in this area when Michael Edwards was the director of football but it is a different situation now.
Only perhaps Nat Phillips and Caoimhín Kelleher among the non-regulars would secure £10million-plus fees and the goalkeeper would certainly need to be replaced.
In other news, Liverpool are ready to accept £15m offer for first-team star.