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Liverpool could generate £100m on player sales this summer

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Liverpool look set to make the 2016 summer transfer window their most profitable one to date. According to the Daily Mail, the club are set to break the £100m barrier in terms of sales after already shipping out several players so far.

Joe Allen's move to Stoke City for £13.5m, as well as, Brad Smith's proposed £6m move to Bournemouth make it seven players sold already this window, with a total of £50m being made so far.

The most profitable departure was Jordon Ibe to Bournemouth for £15m with the English youngster following the likes of Martin Skrtel, Jerome Sinclair, Sergi Canos and Joao Teixeira out the exit door.

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However, Jurgen Klopp's side do not intend to stop there with the firesale and have a few more candidates they wish to sell to push them over the £100m line.

Christian Benteke, who was signed from Aston Villa for £32.5m last summer, is top of the sale list and the club are hopeful that they can recoup a large portion of the money they invested in the Belgian striker.

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Crystal Palace are said to be keen on tabling a £30m offer for the forward despite his relatively poor season at Anfield which saw him spend a large portion of time on the bench.

Elsewhere, Lazar Markovic, Luis Alberto, Andre Wisdom and Mario Balotelli complete the fabulous five of players Klopp is desperate to have off the books to help bring in yet more money.

The previous record set by the club in terms of money from sales was £83m in 2014, however, £75m of the figure was due to Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona.

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So far this summer Liverpool have shown they can seal big money deals for their players, Ibe's transfer the perfect evidence of this, and the Reds will be hoping they can squeeze every penny out of the five others they wish to sell.

A squad revamp was essential for Klopp this window and having already acquired established talent in the form of Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip, the club looks in good shape and getting rid of more deadwood could prove even more beneficial.

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