Liverpool should be looking to move on five senior stars this summer, says Steve Nicol, with Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana among those considered to be on borrowed time.
There will be no elaborate overhaul, with the Reds having sustained a challenge for the Premier League title this season and reached the Champions League final.
Nicol believes Klopp should be freeing up space across the field, with a striker who has netted some crucial goals in 2018-19 one of the unfortunate few who need to be shown to the exits.
Jurgen Klopp has explained how he puts no pressure on new players and instead integrates them slowly – deciding which parts of their games he likes and what he feels he needs to add in good time.
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Theyre pretty thin on the ground when it comes to their forward players, or especially front players with the quality needed. Im thinking hell go.
When a new player is coming in, I dont give them any information. I let them play, I learn about what is good naturally and what we want to adjust, he told the clubs official website.
I think Liverpool have been looking around for a replacement for some time, and I think hell go.
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Origi will forever be remembered for the goals he scored in a Merseyside derby date with Everton and a stunning Champions League semi-final clash with Barcelona.
That is why Nicol would be moving him on, but the Belgium international is not the only experienced head that the Scot would part with.
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He added on the others that are considered to be surplus to requirements: I would think [Adam Lallana will leave].
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Hes had little spells where hes shown what hes capable of, but consistency? Nope, hasnt been there. Absolutely, Adam Lallana will go.
Hes not in Jurgen Klopps plans, [Trent] Alexander-Arnold has nailed down that right-back spot, and if need be, youve got [Joe] Gomez who can step in there, even [James] Milner. So no, no chance. Hell go.
Nicol added on another potentially departing frontman: The only reason Daniel Sturridge hasnt gone in the last couple of years is that nobody is willing to pay the wages hes on.
It has therefore been another sensational season for the reliable midfielder, and Liverpool fans will certainly have reason to be concerned about his possible departure, with Nicol believing the club would be “absolutely crazy” to see him walk out.
He was always going to sit out his contract at Liverpool, now its going to be up and hell go, no question.
Hes been a great servant for us. Ive been one of his critics, but he has been a great servant to the club.
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