1NEWS – In this summer’s transfer market, Liverpool are not very active in shopping for players. Instead, the club nicknamed the Reds is more busy taking care of the departure of a number of its stars. Starting from Harry Wilson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Georginio Wijnaldum, as well as Ben Woodburn and Ben Davies who were loaned to other clubs.
This season, the majority of Jürgen Klopp’s mainstay players who suffered injuries last season have started to recover. Therefore, Liverpool not hunting for many players and seems more focused on selling a number of its fleet. Now, ahead of the close of the summer transfer window, here are five players that Liverpool could potentially let go of again.
Last season, in the absence of Virgil van Dijk and several other defenders, Liverpool were forced to use the services of several young players, including Rhys Williams. The Liverpool academy graduate is often trusted to guard the back line with Nathaniel Phillips. However, with the return of several major stars, Williams’ position is now threatened.
If some of Jürgen Klopp’s back line stars have recovered, then it is almost certain, Williams’ playing time will decrease. Although threatened with being released, with his young age, Liverpool certainly will not want to release Williams permanently. Therefore, borrowing may be the most likely option.
Like Rhys Williams, Nathaniel Phillips has also become Liverpool’s savior figure in the midst of the defender crisis they experienced last season. Injury to two Liverpool defenders, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, was the main reason Phillips advanced. But now, as the two players recover, Phillips’ position seems to be replaced again.
Indeed, lately, Phillips is being rumored to be leaving the Anfield squad. The rumors were getting wilder because Phillips was not included in Liverpool’s Premier League squad for the 2021/2022 season. English two clubs Brighton and Burnley are in pole position, and may be bringing in Phillips towards the close of the transfer.
Joined Liverpool because in 2014, the Reds were amazed by his performances at a young age with Belgium, fate Divock Origi now threatened. In some important matches, Origi is sometimes the difference in the final result. Unfortunately, the inconsistency of Origi’s appearance made the striker’s position on the edge.
Origi’s contract at Liverpool is set to expire in 2024, but lately, rumors of a move have been loud. With the remainder of his contract still long enough, Origi is said to not want to leave Anfield. However, Liverpool, who have a lot of stock forwards, don’t seem to have much choice but to sell Origi, who was left out.
Who can forget the 2018 Champions League final between Real Madrid vs Liverpool? The game that became a nightmare for Loris Karius. Karius at that time made two blunders that led to two goals for Los Blancos. Since then, Liverpool’s confidence in him seems to have decreased.
The German goalkeeper, in the last three seasons spent his time on loan in Germany and Turkey. Now, with Adrián and Caoimhín Kelleher, Liverpool’s goalkeeper stock is already quite a lot. It may be time for Liverpool to let Karius go permanently, and let the goalkeeper forget the Kiev nightmare.
The player who has the greatest chance of leaving Liverpool in the final seconds of the summer transfer is probably Sheyi Ojo. A few years ago, Ojo was dubbed Liverpool’s golden boy, and was predicted to be the club’s future star. But in fact, since 2015, Ojo has been loaned a total of seven times to other clubs.
Years of estrangement from Anfield, Ojo now seems to have not been included in the plans of tactician Jürgen Klopp. Thus, you could say, Ojo’s career with the Red Merseyside club may be over. Ojo may actually be able to leave Liverpool permanently at the end of the transfer market this time.