Neil Jones of GOAL.com has delivered a huge update on several Liverpool players, ten of which could be headed for the exit door this summer.
What’s the story?
According to GOAL.com, Bournemouth want to make Nathaniel Clyne’s loan move into a permanent one, but he won’t be the only one leaving Anfield this summer.
The report claims that Jurgen Klopp will try to “trim and reshape” his squad, and that means there could also be exits for Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge, Simon Mignolet, Sheyi Ojo, Marko Grujic, Taiwo Awoniyi, Harry Wilson, Rafa Camacho and Ryan Kent.
The likes of Sturridge and Mignolet have been on borrowed time throughout this campaign, but are there some mistakes in that long list of potential departures?
Getting rid of Wilson would be a truly bizarre move from Klopp; it has to be said.
The 22 year-old netted two more goals for Derby County this weekend in their draw at Brentford, taking his tally for the season to 14.
The Welsh international has a wicked left foot, can play right across the attack, is one of the best set piece takers in the country and has yet to really get a chance at Anfield.
The Reds’ ferocious front three hardly ever get a rest due to the lack of quality options behind them, so why sell a versatile attacker with 14 goals to his name?
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Other than Wilson, Marko Grujic is perhaps the only other loanee who has done enough to justify at least a fighting chance of making the first team next season.
An argument could be made for Ryan Kent, but the Scottish Premier League is not the same level as the Bundesliga, where Grujic has wowed spectators in the middle of the park for Hertha Berlin.
Standing at 6 ft 3, the young Serbian international has all the physical tools to cut it in the Premier League, has scored four goals this season and averages 2.2 tackles, 0.7 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per game in the German top flight, a well-rounded stat-line if there ever was one.
Like Wilson, he is young with plenty of room to improve, and has performed at a high level consistently all season. If Jordan Henderson really does want to play further forward as he claimed on Friday night, then Grujic would be an excellent deputy for Fabinho at the base of midfield.