The Premier League season is winding down and at the end of the campaign, Liverpool will lose three players as free agents. The Reds have not been afraid to let players leave on free transfers in recent seasons.
Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Emre Can, Adam Lallana, and Georginio Wijnaldum were all allowed to leave for free, yet Liverpool had no issues replacing those players and becoming stronger. In fact, there was a massive cry at the start of the current campaign over Wijnaldum’s departure.
The Reds showed that no player is more important than the team itself as Curtis Jones, Thiago, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, and Harvey Elliott have all played important parts at one time or another in the midfield.
This summer will see three players out of contract as James Milner, Loris Karius, and Divock Origi are all three soon-to-be free agents. Karius is set to leave after a six-year stint with the Reds. Since the Champions League Final 2018, Karius has been unwanted at Liverpool. The goalie was unable to find a permanent move away from the club, however.
Origi continues to be linked with a move to AC Milan. There was a clause in his contract in which a one-year extension would have been activated had Origi reached a set number of games. Origi did not reach that set number of matches and an exit from the club looks increasingly likely.
James Milner is out of contract but could remain at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp wants the veteran midfielder to remain at the club and talks have taken place between the club and Milner’s representatives. Milner has other options, but Klopp would love to have Milner stay. Milner is like another coach and is an important part of the squad despite playing a smaller role than in previous campaigns.