Jurgen Klopp is unable to register any non-homegrown players at Liverpool until he frees up some room in his squad – meaning new signings are currently off the table.
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, the Reds currently have a total of 17 non-homegrown players on their books following the acquisition of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig and the return of Takumi Minamino from his loan spell at Southampton.
This means that Liverpool have reached the maximum number permitted by both the Premier League and UEFA.
And, as such, will not be able to name any more foreign players they may sign in their squad for the new campaign unless they start offloading individuals already at the club.
There are some obvious candidates that may be sold before the summer transfer window slams shut next month.
Xherdan Shaqiri is deemed surplus to requirements at Liverpool and the Reds are actively looking to sell him.
Divock Origi is another player who does not appear to be in Klopp's plans for the new season, and could be sold should Liverpool receive an acceptable bid for the Belgium international forward.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have been linked with a new midfielder this summer having parted company with Georginio Wijnaldum.
The Reds have been keeping track of both Borussia Monchengladbach's Florian Neuhaus and Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez, but, as aforementioned, will be unable to register either potential signing next season unless they offload first.
Wijnaldum allowed his contract to expire at Liverpool before joining Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this month.
In a recent interview, the Dutchman admitted social media played a part in driving him out of the club.
"There was a moment when I didn't feel loved and appreciated," Wijnaldum told The Guardian.
"Not my teammates, not the people at Melwood [Liverpool's training ground]. From them, I know, I can say they all love me and I love them. It was not from that side, more the other side."
He added: "I have to say also there was social media. When it went bad, I was the player who they blamed – that I wanted to leave.
"Every day in training and in the games, I gave everything I had to bring it to a good end because, during the years, Liverpool meant so much to me and because of the way the fans in the stadium were treating me.
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"My feeling was that the fans in the stadium and the fans on social media were two different kinds.
"The fans in the stadium always supported me. Even when they came back [when fans could attend games], already knowing that I was going to leave, they still supported me and, in the end, they gave me a great farewell.
"On social media, if we lost, I was the one who got the blame."
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