Klopp set for Summer clear out


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to let a host of players leave Anfield this Summer.

Top of the list is likely to be Daniel Sturridge, with the injury-prone striker expected to be told he has no future at the club after failing to prove his fitness during the German’s spell in charge.

The England international saw his World Cup hopes end in tatters after a disastrous loan spell at relegated West Bromwich Albion saw him fail to score a single goal as the injuries continued to hamper his career.

Klopp is eager to get Sturridge’s hefty wages off the bill and will consider letting him go for a knockdown price in order to facilitate that.

Another senior player anticipated to walk out of the exit door this Summer is Belgian international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who is likely to decide his future after the World Cup has ended.

Italian clubs Napoli and AS Roma are expected to lead the race to sign the former Sunderland man, who lost his place in the side to Loris Karius last season.

It is hoped that Serbian international Lazar Markovic will finally make a permanent exit from Anfield following a series of loan moves since Klopp took the reigns back in 2015 from Brendan Rodgers.

Newly appointed Everton manager Marco Silva could make a surprise move to be reunited with the winger after a successful spell together at Hull City back in 2016/17.

Marko Grujic is likely to be allowed to make at least a temporary move away from the club following a promising loan spell in the Championship with promoted side Cardiff City – who are likely to make a bid for his services, along with fellow Premier League newboys Fulham.

There are questions marks over the future of former Southampton man Adam Lallana following the arrival of Naby Keita and bids for Nabil Fekir and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Despite being a favourite of Klopp during the 2016/17 season, the thirty year old has seen his status in the squad drop somewhat after an injury hit campaign.

He would not be short of suitors should he be deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield, with the likes of Leicester City, Bournemouth, Newcastle United, West Ham and Wolves all likely to be interested in signing him.

Forward duo Danny Ings and Divock Origi are also likely to see their futures at the club put under the spotlight following disappointing seasons for the pair of them.

Ings managed to score just once as he fell behind youngster Dominic Solanke in the pecking order and Origi failed to make the Belgium squad for the World Cup as he struggled for form during a loan spell with Wolfsburg in Germany. They could both be allowed to move on.

Emre Can and Jon Flanagan will both be leaving the club at the end of the month.

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