That means Klopp has drawn his first three games in charge of Liverpool and he will be getting frustrated now. There is a certain sense of belief that the Anfield faithful are ready to explode in celebration at Klopp making it work at their club, but for the time being the same frustrations they have endured during Brendan Rodgers’ last season reign is still in place. The Reds are still blunt in attack and far from being safe.
In all fairness, any team that loses the talents of Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard and further injuries to Daniel Sturridge will surely suffer as a result but in the players that have remained, much more is expected of them than the one they currently produce.
And one player who has been on the periphery of Klopp’s team at Anfield is Joe Allen, who the Metro have claimed is interesting Southampton.
With it looking likely that the German tactician will part ways with the Wales star in January, we have prepared a list of five other Liverpool stars who could also be following Allen out of Anfield.
1. Divock Origi
Although a lot of faith has been put in Origi as Liverpool’s sole striker in Klopp’s first three games in charge, but the German has had little other options.
Danile Sturridge has been missing since his Aston Villa return through an injury setback, not to mention Danny Ings being out for the season, the spotlight has fell on Origi – who has failed to impress the Reds’ fans and they have reportedly turned on him of late.
Klopp may have started with eventual goalscorer Chris Benteke against Southampton on Sunday, but the German decided to be careful not to rush the former Aston Villa man, and Origi produced another artless attacking display.
A tough decision awaits Klopp who could decide to loan out Origi to another side, but a permanent transfer can not also be ruled out.
2. Jordan Ibe
Jordan Ibe came on as a substitute against Southampton with just seven minutes to go, and it looks like Klopp favours Adam Lallana and Phillipe Coutinho ahead of the young Englishman.
Ibe had his breakthrough season under former boss Brendan Rodgers and with Klopp looking to bring in some more additions in January, a loan switch to a Premier League side will hugely benefit Ibe.
3. Dejan Lovren
With Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho marshalling the Liverpool defence in Klopp’s first three games in charge so far, Lovren has found game time hard to come by.
The Croat has been somewhat a flop signing so far with so many errors having already been made in his short spell at Anfield.
Skrtel is a long time servant for Liverpool and Sakho is gradually becoming a fan favourite, so Lovren could be the centre-back that will be sacrificed by Klopp, who will certainly be planning for the January transfer already.
4. Jose Enrique
The Spaniard’s last couple of seasons have been blighted by injuries that some of the Liverpool fans have even forgotten what the left-back looks like.
With Alberto Moreno the current first choice left-back in the absence of Joe Gomez through injury, Klopp will be looking to offload Enrique who is now termed a deadwood.
5. Jordan Rossiter
With Rossiter featuring in the Reds’ first team here and there, the player needs to be playing regularly now and this is why a first professional lone move looks the most sensible now.
With Emre Can, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva all in Rossiter’s position in the team and with Klopp certainly bringing in some additions in January, Liverpool could look to offload Rossiter.