Klopp set to move on several players


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks set to move on several players this Summer.

The German appears to have made his mind up on a host of fringe men in his squad and will let them know that they are free to seek transfers out of Anfield.

Top of the list of those likely to head out of the exit door is the name of Daniel Sturridge, who has struggled to make a big enough impact under Klopp thanks to a series of injuries.

He was given the chance to prove his fitness and form with a loan switch to West Brom for the second half of the campaign, but he managed just six appearances and failed to score a single goal.

That has been the final straw for the twenty-eight year old as his lack of availability coupled with his high wages have seen him become an expensive commodity in recent times.

He will be joined by another high profile player in the shape of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who will also be told that he has little chance of regaining his place in the first-team.

The Belgian international commands a relatively high wage also and could offset that by bringing in a decent transfer fee thanks to his age, time left on his contract and reputation.

It is expected that he will find a new club with relative ease and the only sticking point could be how much that team stumps up to end his five year stay at Anfield.

There is hope that Serbian international winger Lazar Markovic will finally make a permanent move away from the club after several uninspiring loan spells failed to bring in a permanent buyer.

He has spent time with Fenerbahce, Sporting Lisbon, Hull City and Anderlecht since arriving from Benfica in a deal worth £20m back in the Summer of 2013.

The club are prepared to make a significant loss on him this Summer in order to finally get his name off the squad list and wage bill – but it remains to be seen whether there will be a taker for the attacker.

Tough-tackling defender Jon Flanagan will also see his time at the club after a loan spell with Championship club Bolton Wanderers comes to an end.

He narrowly avoided being sacked by the club after assaulting his girlfriend and was instead given the chance to rebuild his stalling career with the Trotters in the second half of the season.

Another right-back is expected to leave in the shape of Connor Randall after a fairly successful loan spell north of the border with Scottish club Hearts.

Neither player is expected to bring in much in the way of a transfer fee, but their exits will free up space in the squad for Klopp to bring through more young talent.

Hungarian international goalkeeper Adam Bogdan is also expected to leave Anfield this Summer after a fruitless few years at the club.

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