JURGEN KLOPP wants the departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to be fast-tracked — so he can splurge £80million on replacing them.
Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, 19, and 23-year-old Crystal Palace ace Cheick Doucoure are his top targets.
ReutersJordan Henderson and Fabinho are moving to Saudi Arabia[/caption]
And he wants to get both for £40m each.
Henderson, 33, left the Reds’ German training HQ yesterday to finalise his shock £700,000-a-week, £12m move to Al-Ettifaq.
And Fabinho is jumping on the Saudi get-rich-quick bandwagon with a £40m transfer to Al-Ittihad.
Klopp has already released James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita as he rebuilds his ageing midfield.
But owners FSG are renowned for strict budget control so Klopp has to be sure the cash is coming in.
Klopp said: “In the end, all of these decisions are made by me.
“And because I respect the players a lot, it’s usually with consent.
GettyRomeo Lavia is on Liverpool’s wishlist[/caption]
“It was in this case, and it is all fine.”
He then added: “We don’t have to talk about it.
“There will be a moment where we probably have to talk about it, but it’s not now.”
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GettyCheick Doucoure has impressed for Crystal Palace[/caption]