Both Lucas Leiva and Mamadou Sakho could be on their way out of Liverpool before the end of the transfer window, according to Guardian journalist Andy Hunter.
Neither player has featured for Brendan Rodgers' side in the opening two Premier League games of the season and it remains to be seen as to whether they will leave in search of first team football.
Lucas Leiva and Mamadou Sakho could both exit before the close of the transfer window. (Andy Hunter) #LFC— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) August 17, 2015
Rodgers seems to have settled on a 4-2-3-1 formation in the opening games of the campaign, based on a midfield pivot of Jordan Henderson and James Milner and it seems unlikely that Lucas will be able to displace either player in the side.
In midfield reserve it is thought that the Reds boss prefers Joe Allen to the Brazilian because he is a more technically gifted player, despite all of Lucas' industry.
Meanwhile, the Northern Irishman's preferred centre-backs are Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren, while Joe Gomez, to the surprise of many, has commenced the season at left-back - a position that Sakho can play in.
While both were injured towards the end of last campaign, they have recovered in time for the new season, but neither has even featured on the substitutes bench against Stoke and Bournemouth.
So with both players unlikely to play more than a bit-part role over the course of the new campaign, it now seems as if they will be moved on to free up the wage bill to allow for more potential recruits over the January transfer window.
According to TalkSport, the Reds have reportedly rejected a loan offer from Roma for Sakho due to the fact the Giallorossi failed to add an option to buy clause on the end of the deal or to pay for the loan up front.
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mirror Lucas is moving nearer to an Anfield exit following interest from Turkish side Besktas.