Liverpool completed the £34million signing of Senegal international and former Southampton winger, Sadio Mane during the week, and he becomes the latest acquisition of Jurgen Klopp as he hopes to build a team capable of challenging for the title. However, some considered surplus to requirements will be going the opposite way before the transfer window closes, and here are 10 likely to follow that path.
The 25-year-old Italian striker was sent back to AC Milan for a season-long loan after a disappointing campaign that saw him score 1 league goal. Despite the return to a familiar San Siro, the former Manchester City striker still failed to find form, scoring just once in the Serie A. AC Milan don’t want him, and it remains unknown if Liverpool do.
The under-study goalie has been considered surplus to requirements as there are now 4 goalkeepers in the squad. Danny Ward displaced him in the pecking order last season and the arrival of Loris Karius will make playing time almost impossible to come by for Bogdan next season. It is very likely the Hungarian won’t adorn Liverpool colours again.
Martin Skrtel is edging closer to agreeing a deal with Turkish giants, Besiktas and a 9-year romance with the Reds is set to come an end. The 31-year-old rarely featured since Klopp arrived and wants to play more regularly. The Slovakia international showed he still got game at France with his national side, and he led them to a round of 16 exit.
The Wales international midfielder has found playing time limited at Anfield, and a fine outing with his national side at the Euros make that almost unbelievable. Swansea are said to be interested in luring the 26-year-old back home, and just 180 minutes from winning the Euros, everything could all change for the dynamic midfielder with many clubs sure to make offers.
Crystal Palace are intensifying their efforts to land the Belgium international. Clearly he hasn’t been and won’t be able to fit in into Liverpool/Klopp’s style of play. The former Aston Villa striker has constantly expressed his frustrations at being on the bench, and that jeopardized his chances of earning a starting spot with his country at the Euros. A move away from Anfield to a greener pastures is definitely on the books.
The Sevilla academy graduate who once turned out for Barcelona B has failed to find a place in the Liverpool team and was loaned out to Deportivo de La Coruna last season. The midfielder/winger impressed on loan but it remains to be seen if there is place for the 23-year-old in the Liverpool ranks.
Ibe was supposed to fill Sterling’s shoes after he left for Liverpool, but the winger is yet to come of age. Despite flashes of brilliance in the few games he was afforded last term, his future at Anfield is in doubts. A loan move could be best for the youngster who still has time to grow, learn and develop.
The Portuguese central back made 0 league appearances and just 3 cup appearances last season, and despite early promises, the 23-year-old isn’t hitting the high notes yet. A move back home might be on the cards for the 6ft plus player.
The Leeds-born defender has been on loan to Derby County, West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City in the last 3 seasons, and despite signing a 5-year extension last year, a permanent move away this summer looks likely for the former England youth international.
The 29-year-old defensive midfielder is set to leave Anfield after many years of loyal service. Fiorentina and a couple of sides have been linked with the Brazilian.