Liverpool players to leave for free in the summer; the four could depart in the summer with their contracts due to expire.
Liverpool fans to say goodbye to four Liverpool players as it seems they could depart Anfield in the summer with their contracts due to expire.
Four Liverpool players to leave on free
Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that the striker is likely to sign for Serie A side AC Milan, where he’ll get more first-team opportunities.
For a time, Origi was Klopp’s go-to big match-winner, and thanks to his late goal against Everton, the historic “corner taken quickly” moment, and his Champions League final goal, he became a true Kop cult hero.
“Divock Origi is an incredible football player,” Jurgen Klopp said earlier in the 2021-2022 season. “He is great in these moments, he doesn’t need a lot of run-up or time to find into a game.
“When Div scores the goal it makes it even better, to be honest.”
Karius cost Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League final.
The 28-year-old wasn’t able to make a breakthrough on his recent loan at Union Berlin but in the summer someone will likely take a gamble on the German and give him a chance to build confidence.
In the summer, Liverpool will lose two goalkeepers for free, with Adrian highly certain to depart.
Adrian’s exit has more to do with the development of Caomhin Kelleher, who has displaced Adrian as Klopp’s second-choice goalkeeper.
Liverpool will almost certainly need to recruit a new third-choice goalkeeper, although it’s easy to forget that Adrian had a few brilliant moments in a Liverpool shirt after signing him on a free transfer in 2020.
His heroics in the UEFA Super Cup shootout against Chelsea were particularly noteworthy, as he saved Tammy Abraham’s penalty to give Liverpool the victory.
At 35, he has no idea what his future holds, but he may consider retirement as a viable option.
Milner has been an outstanding servant for Liverpool since joining the Reds on a free from Manchester City back in the summer of 2015.
But the 36-year-old has seen his playing time in the first team somewhat diminish, starting just 12 games in all competitions in 2021-22.
Milner will probably remain at Anfield for 2022-23. But nothing has been signed at the time of writing and his current contract expires at the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
“There are talks, but as always, we usually don’t comment further on that. There’s no reason for it,” Klopp told reporters in February.
“But of course, I’m in talks, the club is in talks, with Milly. We will see.”