Liverpool made Ibrahima Konate their first summer addition recently, with the French centre-back arriving from RB Leipzig for a fee in the region of £35m.

He has started what promises to be a busy transfer period for the Reds, but the rest of the window could prove to be difficult to navigate due to how much of the club's business depends on who departs and who stays.

Konate has essentially been bought as Dejan Lovren's long-term replacement; the squad void was obvious, hence his immediate arrival at the earliest opportunity.

An offensive addition to the Liverpool squad, however, could depend on a number of things, with Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Harry Wilson and Takumi Minamino having uncertain futures.

Alongside those players, Harvey Elliott's next step is lingering after an impressive year spent on loan at Blackburn Rovers, in which he scored and assisted a combined total of 18 Championship goals.

Still just 18-years-old, the English forward has bags of potential but his immediate place in the squad could be decided by player departures.

If the likes of Origi, Shaqiri and Wilson can be sold for reasonable prices, perhaps Elliott will be presented with a stay on Merseyside as an alternative option for Klopp to use in certain moments.

If that happens, the Reds might refrain from targeting a left-footed forward who prefers the right side of the attack, because Mohamed Salah and Elliott would already be vying for those spots, which wouldn't bode particularly well for the rumours linking Leeds United's Raphinha to Anfield.

If Elliott is to be loaned out once more - albeit to a Premier League outfit this time around - chasing a player such as Raphinha could make more sense.

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The futures of Shaqiri and Minamino are equally interesting, as those two are amongst the few players in the squad who can perform as a no.10, alongside Roberto Firmino.

If the Swiss international was to leave alongside Minamino, the Reds might have to consider signing an attacking player who can play in that position as well as other areas, whereas if they stay, perhaps a no.10 falls down the priority list.

Ultimately, the summer largely looks set to involve carefully monitoring the market while trying to drive up the prices for fringe players, and once the situation becomes clearer, Liverpool will be free to add whatever attacker is most applicable.

Could it be a no.10, a striker or a wide forward? The players who the club manage to sell could end up deciding, with the Reds likely to have a shortlist for every eventuality.