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Liverpool’s transfer market is currently quiet despite the major signing of Mohamed Salah, so to make things livelier again here we are to discuss transfers.

However, we are not talking about players that could come to Liverpool rather we are talking about players that could leave Liverpool.

Here are four players that could leave Jurgen Klopp’s side this summer.

 

Mamadou Sakho

We all know this is going to happen. The French defender and Klopp have not been in good terms for a long time and he was always expected to leave soon.

This summer the former PSG man is expected to leave, with Liverpool possibly asking around 30 Million Pounds.

Crystal Palace, where Sakho went on loan this season, is interesting in permanently signing the player but they are unwilling to pay Liverpool’s asking price.

Transfer window has only just opened and a player like Sakho won’t find it difficult to sign for a new club by the end of the summer. One thing is sure that we won’t be seeing him in the Liverpool jersey next season.

 

Alberto Moreno

The Spanish left back was signed by Liverpool in 2014 with the hopes of solving their full back problems. However, their plan backfired.

To be honest, Moreno is a decent player but not a great defender. A left back is expected to attack as well as defend. The 24-year old was great offensively with his pace, but failed severely as a defender.

Moreno failed to track back players and soon opposition teams started exploiting this. Klopp played midfielder James Milner at left-back this season and the former Sevilla man had to spend majority of the time on the bench.

A return to Spain is probably the best option for Moreno as he can’t thrive as a full back in the Premier League. The player himself will be aware that Spain is the best destination for him to revive his stagnated career.

 

Ragnar Klavan

Ragnar Klavan was an out-of-the-blue signing by Liverpool last summer. Many of the Liverpool fans even knew such a player existed until they saw him lean on the Melwood walls.

The Estonian was signed by the Reds for about  5 million Pounds from German club Augsburg.

The 31-year old was not a bad signing at all. Though he was no van Dijk, he was decent when called upon. However he could have been just a temporary option to cover the young Joe Gomez who was out injured with a long term injury.

Now that the Englishman is back, Klavan is no longer needed.

The Estonian posted a photo on his Instagram page that probably showed that his stay at the club is over. Even though the player did not clearly say anything, he is well aware that he has to find a new club.

 

 

Divock Origi

This one could be a surprise to many as there are no solid reports about Origi leave Liverpool this summer. However, Liverpool’s current striker situation needs one of the forward to leave.

Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Danny Ings and now Dominic Solanke are Liverpool’s number nine option. Klopp usually goes for just a single striker, which means that four of them will have to sit on the bench.

There were strong rumours on Sturridge leaving the club, but both the player and the manager have pointed that he will be staying put.

Danny Ings lost two years due to ligament injuries and is on his way back to full fitness. There were also reports of him leaving the club, but Ings as always showed his spirit and said he is ready to fight for his spot.

Dominic Solanke is Liverpool’s first buy this season and his performances in the U-20 World Cup must have impressed Klopp.

Now, Origi is the last striker in the list. Firmino is Klopp’s first preference striker. Sturridge, when fit, is ahead of Origi.

The Belgian will be the third option along with Ings. This means that the youngster will be getting very limited playing time, despite the fact that Liverpool are playing in the Champions League.

If a decent offer comes, we can expect Divock Origi to leave the club.

 

Written by Dakir Thanveer

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