This summer will be a busy one for Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp, with at least eight players leaving the club, not to mention new arrivals
This summer is shaping up to be a very busy one for Liverpool. This season has shown that a major overhaul of the squad is required once the final ball is kicked in what has been a disastrous 2022/23 season.
From the highs of last season to the lows of this season, it’s been a perplexing 12 months for Liverpool fans. However, this campaign has demonstrated that for many at the club, whether they have a contract or not, it is the end of the road.
Players will arrive, but they will also leave to help balance the books and make room. Eight Liverpool players could leave before the start of the next season.
Liverpool.com examines who could leave and why, with some names more obvious than others.
This season, the center-back was on loan at Blackpool, but he was recalled in January after making 17 appearances for The Championship side. He’s likely to leave again this summer, and a permanent departure might be in order.
A man who has been linked with a move away from Liverpool for ever and a day, yet he remains at the club. If a suitable offer comes in, Phillips is unlikely to be at Liverpool at the start of next season, but history tells us that you can’t rule it out.
The Cameroonian has struggled to replicate his impressive performances for the Reds last season in 2022/23. With a year left on his contract, he could be one of those sacrificed to help the defense.
With no sign of an extension, he is set to leave the club as a free agent at the end of the season. Keta has barely played this season due to a slew of injuries, and his time at Anfield is winding down.
Another free set to leave. This comes as no surprise given how little football he’s played for the club in the last year. He no longer has a real role in the squad.
The wily old veteran is still in good shape, but he looks every bit his 37 years at this point in his career. Milner’s contract is coming to an end, and an extension will almost certainly be offered to him if he so desires. What Milner decides at this point in his career is the question.
The Brazilian’s loan has been the epitome of disaster: he has only played 13 minutes in one game for Liverpool this season. He’ll be returned to Juventus as soon as possible, with the likelihood of that becoming permanent always being remote.
After eight thrilling years at Anfield, the Brazilian will be remembered as a true legend. Firmino’s contract is coming to an end, so he’s leaving for a new challenge.