Liverpool are apparently willing to accept offers for one of their most popular players this summer, with Jürgen Klopp reportedly deciding the player can leave if their £62 million valuation is fulfilled
The Merseysiders are preparing for a massive summer rebuilding campaign this season. Yet, having fallen from their normal lofty perch, Liverpool found themselves’slumping it’ in mid-table positions at one point this season.
During their slump, the team lost control of both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup. While their league improvement has resurrected expectations of a top-four finish, they are unlikely to win any silverware this season.
Indeed, their only chance of earning a trophy is to overcome a 5-2 deficit against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
As a result of Liverpool’s seeming fall from glory this season, Klopp will be tasked with effectively rebuilding the club. To that aim, Danny Murphy has proposed six players who should be let go as part of the process.
Klopp’s first priority this summer will undoubtedly be to bring in new midfielders. Jude Bellingham is allegedly a priority target, despite the fact that a deal for him is likely to cost well in excess of £100 million.
The Reds, on the other hand, have other targets in mind, with sources claiming that they might make up to three new signings in their engine room.
Liverpool is also allegedly contemplating defensive reinforcements. While Virgil van Dijk is a constant, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez have failed to find their best form this season. Matip, who has a year left on his contract, may be permitted to leave.
Roberto Firmino’s departure from Anfield this summer has been confirmed.
The iconic Brazilian forward will leave Anfield after eight seasons as a free agent. While his next location is unknown, his agency has made Klopp a promise that will make the German smile.
Klopp is certainly blessed with attacking options, and the two parties plainly believe that splitting ways is the best way ahead. Even with Firmino gone, Liverpool is spoiled for choice in terms of attacking alternatives.
Another departure in their forward department appears to be on the way. This comes after Football Transfers revealed that Liverpool is grudgingly preparing to consider offers for Diogo Jota.
After joining Liverpool for £40 million from Wolves in the summer of 2020, the Portuguese forward has been a huge success. In 99 games with the club, he has 34 goals and 12 assists. Jota has proven to be a crowd delight for Liverpool, contributing a goal every 2.15 appearances.
Unfortunately, injuries have limited him to just 14 appearances this season across all competitions.
With Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, and Darwin Nunez firmly established as the key front three, Jota appears to have slipped down the pecking order.
They also have soon-to-return Colombian star Luis Diaz to call on, adding to their abundance of choices.
As a result, according to the source, Klopp would reluctantly attempt to offload Jota.
They suggest the Reds are open to selling him to help with their rebuilding efforts. Jota, on the other hand, will not be cheap, with a £62m (€70m) asking price.
Injuries have dogged Liverpool’s star.
The player, on the other hand, would be extremely unlucky if he were to leave Anfield.
The 26-year-old is a dependable character who is a tremendously popular figure at the club. Furthermore, if it hadn’t been for the injuries, Liverpool might not have recruited Gakpo, who has basically taken his place.
Jota recently opened up about his injury woes this season. And, after missing four months due to a calf injury, he expressed his displeasure to the Liverpool Echo.
Jota recently spoke out about the injuries that kept him out for nearly four months of the season.
“I got a weird calf injury,” Jota explained to the Liverpool Echo. “They indicated to me they haven’t seen that before, most of the folks, so we needed to call for the support of some professionals as well to try and get over it and of course to give it a little bit more time because of the intricacy and just to be careful.
“Well, yes, it was very difficult for a long period. To be honest, the outcomes didn’t assist much, so it was quite difficult to watch things happen and not be able to contribute in any way – aside from the dressing-room chats, but not on the field.
“As I said, I felt well on the pitch at Crystal Palace and I feel development in each game I have. I’m hoping to have a bigger impact on the team. I know we need goals, and I want to help contribute to them.”