Klopp set to move on two strikers


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will move on at least two strikers this Summer.

The players whose Anfield careers are in jeopardy are Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings – with at least two of them set to be sold during the transfer market opening.

Sturridge looks to be the man most at danger of losing his place at the club after a disastrous loan spell with West Brom in the second half of the season.

The England international, whose World Cup dreams are in tatters, has struggled to make an impact at The Hawthorns with more fitness issues seeing him sidelined for long spells again.

He did not manage to score a goal as the Baggies were relegated after former manager Alan Pardew took a punt on taking Sturridge back to the Midlands in January.

Sturridge’s high wages are another reason that he is likely to be allowed to make a move this Summer, but finding another club willing to spend so much on the salary of a player so unreliable will be very difficult.

Ings is another forward who has had more than his fair share of injury problems during his time at Anfield following his arrival from Burnley back in the Summer of 2015.

He finally managed to break his duck under Klopp with the opener in the 2-2 draw with West Brom last month, but has struggled to make much of an impact this season.

His lack of versatility means that his place in the squad is under threat this Summer and there would be no shortage of clubs interested in signing him should Klopp make him available for transfer.

Origi has not been suffering with the same injury problems which have blighted his team-mates in recent times, but he will be disappointed with a return of just six Bundesliga goals during his loan spell with VfL Wolfsburg this season.

One thing the Belgian does have on his side is his versatility and ability to operate across the front three, which is something that Klopp values in a forward.

But the fact that the German was prepared to sacrifice Origi to a loan move this season could indicate that he too is in line to make a permanent move away from Anfield.

The future also looks uncertain for teenager Rhian Brewster, with a potential move to Germany in the pipeline for the England youth international.

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