Six Liverpool players have reportedly been placed on the chopping block ahead of the summer with Jurgen Klopp expected to shuffle his pack in order to keep The Reds competitive – and supporters have reacted on Twitter to Naby Keita’s inclusion.
The Mirror claims Liverpool could sell six players, with Nathaniel Clyne likely to leave for nothing as his contract expires in June. Though Clyne has returned to full fitness, he is likely to depart in order to freshen up his stagnating career.
Loris Karius is coming to the end of his two-year loan spell at Besiktas and has struggled in Turkey. With the SuperLig side currently facing difficult financial times, a permanent deal looks unlikely and he will return ‘surplus to requirements’.
Karius and Clyne are hardly a surprise, and neither is Dejan Lovren’s inclusion. This week, he has been linked with Lazio, Tottenham, Arsenal, AC Milan and Lyon – as per La Lazio Siamo Noi.
Xherdan Shaqiri has struggled with injuries and game time this season and he too is on the list, as is Liverpool hero Divock Origi despite his scoring twice in last season’s Champions League semi-final – and then in the final against Tottenham.
But the most surprising one if former RB Leipzig midfielder Keita. The £52.75million (Mirror) signing is one of six players who could leave as per The Mirror, and Reds fans have reacted on Twitter to the doubts over his future.
Supporters were asked by well-renowned site Empire of the Kop if they would sell Keita, 25, and the reaction was mixed.
Buy Werner and Havertz
— Asim (@AsimHussain95) March 17, 2020
10000000 % he needs to go , too injury prone, average on the pitch & actually is quite slow
— Lee Anthony (@Leeanthonyevans) March 17, 2020
— Mark Gaudie (@snoopakabigbird) March 17, 2020
Keita should be given the same time Lallana has been given to prove himself at LFC !!!
I'd say no but will trust Klopp to make the right call.
— Exposed Brick (@liverpoolsynth) March 17, 2020
Yes. Keita has done nothing to earn anymore loyalty from club.
— Quantum Reality (@Smelly_Beagle) March 17, 2020
No he’s brilliant when he plays
— Hugo (@HugoBirch1) March 17, 2020
Nope, give him 1 more year. When he plays he is good, but all about staying fit and integrating more.
— Jurgen's SIXy Football (@AshiqueNasar) March 17, 2020