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Jurgen Klopp hoping to axe four Liverpool players on deadline day

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Jurgen Klopp has been one of the most proactive managers in the transfer window, spending close to £70million of Liverpool's money on six first-team additions.

The arrivals of Sadio Mane, Georgio Wijnaldum, Ragnar Klaven, Joel Matip, Alex Manninger and Loris Karius caps a rather impressive summer for the German coach, who has been working hard to stamp his mark on the team.

But even at this late stage, Klopp's work in the transfer market is far from finished. While Liverpool fans can stop dreaming of more incomings, they can expect to see plenty of deadwood walk through the Anfield exit door before 11pm tonight.

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According to The Mirror, as many as four Liverpool players could seal transfers on Wednesday.  Mario Balotelli, Mamadou Sakho, Lazar Markovic and Tiago Ilori make up that list with Klopp working hard to trim his squad and his wage bill.

But Liverpool will do very well to make sure all the unwanted players are off the books by the end of the day. Here we run through each of the player's situations.

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Mario Balotelli

There is little more to be said on the Italian striker's situation. Liverpool have been trying to find a buyer for Balotelli for much of the summer window but have seen clubs all over Europe knock back their advances.

There appears to be a solution in the form of Ligue 1 outfit Nice. The former AC Milan and Manchester City striker is currently in the south of France undergoing medical examinations. It is believed it will be a permanent transfer.

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Lazar Markovic

The Serbian cost Brendan Rodgers £20m to sign from Benfica in 2014 but it seems Klopp has little time to bed him into his long-term plans. His failure to impress whilst on loan at Fenerbahce appears to have been the final nail in his coffin.

A loan move looks most likely.

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Mamadou Sakho

A bee continues to buzz around Klopp's bonnet. That bee is Mamadou Sakho. The centre-back was told weeks ago that he would have to leave Anfield but has since rejected loan moves to West Brom and Sunderland. The France international is continuing to dig his heels in but an offer from a club in Europe may change his tune.

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Tiago Ilori

Ilori threatened to break into Liverpool's team after returning from a loan spell at Aston Villa halfway through last season, but the Portuguese defender failed to convince. Liverpool are hoping to find a permanent buyer but a loan deal to Olympiakos, Eintracht Frankfurt, Freiburg or Granada looks more likely.

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