Premier League side Liverpool are set to face a test in their summer transfer plans with Mamadou Sakho and Daniel Sturridge.
The club of recent seems like one that buys players but rarely use them in games before selling them off.
Liverpool were ranked the most commercial success in terms of transfers from 2010 mainly from selling their places for premium prices. With business not as good of recent, there is a test of how the club would handle its biggest assets in Sakho and Sturridge as they fall off the pecking order.
Coach Jurgen Klopp could take a leave from his counterpart at Old Trafford who negotiated for players to leave at the best prices. Klopp’s negotiating skills would come to bear when he decides to sell off Sturridge. The Three Lions star was the starting forward late last year, and he netted 21 league goals in his full Premier League season.
His talent is in no doubt but the spate of injuries has reduced his tally to a miserly 14 goals in three years. His huge wages might deter small sides aside his fitness concerns. He surely would not be like the other pair of the SAS formidable partnership.
Sakho, oh how the mighty have quickly fallen. He seemed stable in the Reds set-up just months ago but he is now begging for a spot in a relegation-threatened side. He failed to start in France Euro 2016, his drug ban dented his record and he went 10 months without first team action. Whilst Liverpool want to dispose of him, the deal is at what price?
From indications, the club might let the players leave so cheaply like the transfers of Dirk Kuyt, Thomas Ince, Daniel Agger, Andy Carroll et al.