Players who Liverpool might have to let go this summer

While there won’t be wholesale changes to the first-team squad, a string of peripheral Liverpool players will move on to pastures new this summer.

Daniel Sturridge

It has been a sad end to Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool career, with injuries bringing him down in his prime.

For too long, he has been a shadow of the player that shone so brightly alongside Luis Suarez in 2013/14.

A Premier League club will take him, despite the constant risk of fitness issues, but the question will be price; how much is he worth now?!

Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet is a good goalkeeper, but he is just not good enough for a club who want to compete for the title.

The Belgian’s time at Anfield is coming to an end but he won’t be without suitors.

Mignolet has always been more of a mid-table Premier League goalkeeper, but a move abroad may suit him also.

Divock Origi

After a struggle of a season on loan at Wolfsburg, Klopp is unlikely to retain his services of Divock Origi, who has one year remaining on his Liverpool contract.

The 23-year-old hasn’t progressed since becoming a key part of Liverpool’s 2015/16 Europa Cup run, and the Reds can do better.

Despite Dominic Solanke’s first-season struggles, Klopp is far more likely to keep the young Englishman as third or fourth-choice striker, rather than Origi.

Adam Lallana

Perhaps it is the boyish looks, but it is easy to forget that Adam Lallana is now 30 – and very injury-prone.

He was limited to just 15 appearances this season, just three starts, and due to the soon-to-be improved depth in Liverpool’s midfield, Klopp could deem him surplus to requirements.

The manager is a big admirer of Lallana, which may work in his favour, but now would be the time to sell him while he retains some transfer value.

When he is fit and firing, he is a useful player, but how often do both occur these days? A mid-table Premier League club would be a good move for the player; perhaps even a return to Southampton?

Joel Matip

This is unlikely, but you wouldn’t completely rule out Joel Matip being moved on.

Yet another who is frustratingly injury-prone, he hasn’t kicked on at all this season, and some timid performances have been infuriating.

It wasn’t long ago that many rated him higher than Dejan Lovren, but he’s now been overtaken by the Croat.

If Klopp adds one of Jamaal Lascelles or James Tarkovski, Matip would find himself as fourth choice, while the boss may also be looking to use Gomez as a centre-back.

A healthy bid for his services would be too good to turn down, especially as he was signed on a free.

Alberto Moreno

Unless Klopp has another left-back lined up, which at the moment doesn’t seem on the cards, Alberto Moreno will stay at Liverpool.

The Spaniard was actually performing well before the injury curse struck and Andy Robertson usurped him late last year, but moments of recklessness still let him down.

At 25, the Reds could receive quite a bit of money for him – a sizeable offer could make it tempting to accept.

There shouldn’t be an issue with Moreno staying and being second-choice, but equally, a fair chunk of supporters won’t be unhappy to see him plying his trade elsewhere.

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