Jurgen Klopp planning major transfer changes at Liverpool with up to SIX of first-team squad dumped this summer – The Sun

LIVERPOOL are planning a major summer clear-out with up to SIX players set to leave the club, according to reports.

Jurgen Klopp is said to have highlighted members of his squad deemed surplus to requirements and they are likely to make way for new signings during the next transfer window.


The Reds' season hangs in the balance with SunSport columnist Karren Brady suggesting the season should be cancelled which would deny the Merseysiders their first title in 30 years.

And with coronavirus having led to a football black out across Europe, it also remains to be seen when clubs will be able to sign new players with Fifa currently considering a extending or moving the transfer window dates.

Regardless, Liverpool are closing in on a deal for RB Leipzig's Timo Werner.

Ans as the Anfield side are also reportedly competing with Manchester United to sign Borussia Monchengladbach's Denis Zakaria and England ace Jadon Sancho, here are the six Klopp could let go to make room, according to the Mirror.

LORIS KARIUS

After his nightmare showing in the 2018 Champions League final, Karius was loaned out to Turkish giants Besiktas where he has been ever since.

He is due to return to Liverpool in the summer and reportedly pleaded with them to let him leave but he may have to look elsewhere after Besiktas refused to pay the £7.25million release clause.

DEJAN LOVREN

The Croatian was widely criticised for his role in Liverpool's recent defeat at Watford – their first Premier League loss of the season.

But despite his underwhelming Reds performances in recent times, Tottenham, Arsenal and Lazio are all said to be keen on signing the centre-back.

NATHANIEL CLYNE

Having suffered a severe ACL injury during last summer's pre-season tour in the USA, Clyne has failed to make a single appearance this season.

And with Trent Alexander-Arnold's rise to one of the best right-backs in the League, the former Southampton man has little future at Anfield.

He spent time on loan at Bournemouth during the 2018/19 season and was also linked with Napoli before his injury last July.

NABY KEITA

Despite having never lost at Anfield in the Premier League since he joined, Keita could be heading for the exit door in the summer.

Since he was injured in the warm-up ahead of January's game with Sheffield United, Klopp has preferred Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum as his midfield three.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has also slotted in and looked impressive.

Keita is reportedly seen as dispensable after failing to make his mark since his £48m move from RB Leipzig in 2017.

XHERDAN SHAQUIRI

With Mo Salah and Sadio Mane ahead of him in the attacking pecking order, the ex-Stoke man has found game time hard to come by.

Liverpool are prepared to accept £25m for the Swiss international and Roma are said to have opened talks.

DIVOCK ORIGI

Last season's Champions League final hero has had similar struggles to Shaquiri.

The Belgian international has still managed 22 Premier League appearances so far this season but he has not played the full 90 minutes on any of those – with most of them coming off the bench.

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