Given that the arrival of Klopp will definitely bring the departure of some players considered surplus to requirements, some players who were always on the brink of departure have been noted and won’t be getting their contract extended. 25 year-old Wales international, Joe Allen was never going to miss that cut, and with all happenings pointing to the fact that his exit from Anfield come January is certain, it is only pertinent to note 5 other players who will almost most likely be booted out with the changes bound to come to the squad come Winter.
The Belgium international hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations and take his chances. Recalled from loan at the beginning of the season, he wasn’t really going to get the berth as the starting number 9. But injuries to Summer signings, Christian Benteke and Danny Ings made a spot available for the young forward. Daniel Sturridge’s return to action was also shortlived when he picked up a knock against Aston Villa, leaving Origi with the sole responsibility of leading the attack. And haven’t been able to prove nothing despite 3 consecutive chances, January might be the best time to call time on Origi’s stay in Anfield.
Tipped to continue from where Raheem Sterling stopped last season, the teenage winger hasn’t been able perform up to expectations. And the preference of Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho have shown that the England youth international still needs grooming elsewhere on a loan. A temporary move away from the club by Winter to a fellow EPL side could help Ibe become a better play fit to hold down a place in Liverpool in the not too distant future.
With Klopp hoping to bring in top notch defenders come January, the Croatia international might be out of the squad come Winter. The duo of Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho are currently in charge as the central halves, while back up defender, Kolo Toure has also penned a new deal until the end of the season. Lovren will likely get axed.
Former Newcastle left back, Enrique has been a victim of long-term injuries since he arrived at Anfield over 2 seasons ago. Having lost his starting berth to Alberto Moreno while on the injury sidelines, he has found himself 3rd in the pecking order ever since, and it’d surprise many if he is still present with the squad once the Winter transfer closes.
Klopp will definitely have plans to strengthen the midfield over the Winter, and with the likes of Jordan Henderson, Lucas Leiva, James Milner and Emre Can also ahead of him in the lineup, Rossiter’s best situation is a loan deal come January as he can’t afford to sit out of action for long with such potentials and age.