Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri are set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, it has been claimed.
The two attacking players have found themselves on the fringes of first team action this season, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all favoured ahead of them as part of a front three.
Having made just five Premier League starts between them this campaign, both players are seeking more game time and will have to depart Anfield to get that.
According to a report from the Athletic , Jurgen Klopp is happy to let them leave, with the German’s sights firmly set on bringing in new attacking recruits.
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Lallana’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and he is not expected to sign a new one, with Leicester City linked with a move for the 31-year-old.
Shaqiri, meanwhile, had offers from both AS Roma and Sevilla to join on loan in January but Liverpool rebuffed both approaches, deciding to keep him as injury cover.
The report states that as a result of Lallana and Shaqiri’s impending departures, the Reds’ pursuit of Norwich star Todd Cantwell has been stepped up.
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The 22-year-old is currently valued at £30m by the Canaries and is also said to be of interest to Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Cantwell did express his admiration for Liverpool after he faced them at Carrow Road earlier in the season and the chance to make the step up to Liverpool would be hard to turn down.
“They are the best team in the world at the moment but they came to Carrow Road and didn’t have an easy game – that’s a credit to everyone,” Cantwell said.
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“The resilience we’ve shown at home is something positive we can take but it’s a shame we’ve got nothing to show for it again. It’s been a bit of a recurring event.
“The way Sadio Mane takes that out of the air and the way he snaps at it with his weaker foot is frightening. We knew we were up against some of the best players in the world.
“Any sniff of a chance and you’ve got a horrible feeling they’re going to take it.”
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