Rant of the day: Early moves helped Liverpool but the Reds could see some exits now

Alisson

Liverpool did some work in the last few hours of the British transfer window as we saw Danny Ings join Southampton on a loan deal, with him set to sign a permanent deal next season, according to Sky Sports.

The English striker was one of the bigger names to leave the club in the summer alongside Emre Can and Danny Ward, but a number of other players still remained at the club.

Simon Mignolet was a target for Barcelona (h/t Mirror) and more recently Napoli (h/t Daily Mail), as the Belgian seems to be surplus to requirements.

The same was for Loris Karius as the German was being rumoured to be a signing for Bayer Leverkusen (h/t Telegraph) a week ago.

While we did bring in Xherdan Shaqiri to help the attack, strikers such as Divock Origi had been linked with a move away from Liverpool. However, nothing came to fruition in the final days of the transfer window.

The transfer window is still open for clubs outside the Premier League and that could see some loan deals take place before the end of the month.

This would mean good news for us as a number of our youngsters could be sent out on loan to foreign clubs to gain some valuable experience.

Sheyi Ojo is one such player that has been rumoured to move away and the extended time frame should help us decide his next destination.

Dominic Solanke has been linked with a move away to Rangers (h/t Daily Record) while it would be a major surprise to see Lazar Markovic remain a Red come the end of the month.

Dominic Solanke

Even Pedro Chirivella has been linked with a move to Celtic (h/t Mirror) and a possible link-up with former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool certainly did one thing right and that is to quickly sign the players they wanted. Alisson was the last transfer we made but we had sealed moves for Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri well before some of the top clubs woke up in the market.

Manchester United didn’t sign any attacking players while Tottenham did not sign a player at all in the window.

The need to move quickly was all the more apparent as we knew the World Cup would eat the transfer window.

Just because the incomings are done does not mean that the transfer committee can sit back and relax for a few weeks.

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There is some work to be done with the team and with the window ending on 31st August for other leagues, we might see a number of Liverpool players leave the club.