Two Out Of Contract Liverpool Players That Should Be Shown The Exit In The Summer
Jurgen Klopp's attentions will be firmly focused on winning a first Premier League title with Liverpool, but in the back of his mind he will already be starting to think about next season's playing squad, and the German will have some big decisions to make when deciding whether to offer some out-of-contract players new deals.
Two key components of Liverpool's squad in recent times have been Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno, and both of those Reds stars are out of contract at the end of the season, and we discuss whether Klopp should reward them with a new deal or send them on their way.
Alberto Moreno - 26 years old - Contract Runs Out On 30th June, 2019
A one-time first-choice left-back for Liverpool Alberto Moreno has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield, and must surely be on his way out.
Moreno has been critical of Klopp at times and he hasn't been able to challenge Andy Robertson for the left-back spot all season, so Klopp must let him go, and look to bring in a more exciting full-back options for the left flank.
Robertson's consistency could allow Klopp to bring in a young full-back as a backup, and let that emerging left-sided defender learn from the Scottish international and duly gain experience over the next couple of years.
Conclusion: Let him leave this summer
Daniel Sturridge - 29 years old - Contract Runs Out 30th June, 2019
With Liverpool's attacking triumvirate of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane almost a given for each game then it's not easy for the reserve strikers to try and make an impact in the first-team squad.
Divock Origi has been the go-to man as a replacement as Firmino, and this has meant Daniel Sturridge has failed to gain much football this season, and with his contract ending at the end of June then it's time for his Liverpool career to come to a close.
One of the most exciting attacking talents in the division, when on form, Sturridge's injury issues have hindered him down the years, and with Liverpool now challenging for silverware on an annual basis they need to have a reserve striker that can instantly hit the ground running and remain injury-free, when asked to replace one of the striking trio.
Conclusion: An exit is almost certain for this talented attacker
Will Klopp Replace Them?
Jurgen Klopp will certainly want to shake things up a little and will feel that he needs some younger faces in to replace both Moreno and Sturridge. With limited resources in the full-back position, Klopp could do with bringing in two full-backs, and while Nathaniel Clyne will return from his loan to Bournemouth, Klopp may feel he can improve on a deputy to Trent Alexander-Arnold and the above-mentioned Robertson.
If Sturridge leaves then Origi will be the replacement striker, but Liverpool have the exciting Rhian Brewster in their ranks, so he could finally push his way into the first-team squad, so Klopp may feel that's not as an important area to fill in the summer.