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Five Liverpool players have now confirmed their permanent departures as Jurgen Klopp clears the desks



Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to reform his squad in the summer and a number of players have already been pushed out of Anfield

After a turbulent season, Jurgen Klopp is about to embark on a major overhaul of his beleaguered Liverpool this summer.

Less than 12 months after the Reds had their hopes of an unprecedented quadruple sprint dashed, Klopp’s men are fighting to qualify for next year’s Champions League. But whether or not they finish in the top four, big changes are coming at Anfield.

A revamp to Klopp’s midfield is in the works and a number of high-profile names have already been linked with a move to Liverpool: including Brighton talisman Alexis Mac Allister and Bayern Munich’s much-loved Ryan Gravenberch.

However, it’s not just incoming deals that Klopp and the Anfield hierarchy will have their sights set on this summer, with a slew of players leaving Merseyside permanently in the coming months. Given Klopp’s desire to rebuild his midfield, it’s no surprise that the majority of names expected to leave Anfield are players in that position.

Arthur Melo hasn’t had an impact since accepting a deadline date loan in the summer and he confirmed earlier this week that he hopes to say ‘goodbye’ to Liverpool fans before returning to the Juventus this summer.

Fellow midfielders Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of the season. Both have been plagued by injuries and were linked with January transfers.

It also looks like James Milner is increasingly likely to follow this trio out the door, with a move to Brighton being considered. The 37-year-old is also in the final year of his contract and Klopp made it clear in comments earlier this week that Milner is leaning towards a different interpretation of his playing career.

James Milner also looks increasingly likely to follow that trio out the exit door, with a switch to Brighton being mooted. The 37-year-old is also in the final year of his deal and Klopp made it clear with comments earlier this week that Milner is leaning towards seeing out his playing career elsewhere.

And last but by no means least, Anfield favourite Roberto Firmino has already confirmed that he will be moving on to pastures new when his contract is up in a few weeks’ time.

Firmino has plundered over 100 goals for the Reds since joining the club from Hoffenheim eight years ago to achieve cult hero status but has been in and out of the team in recent months. The striker is expected to have his pick of clubs as a free agent. Barcelona are rumoured to be interested in acquiring his services.

A number of other players, including defenders Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams, could also be sacrificed this summer to raise money for Klopp’s ambitious rebuild, though nothing concrete has been confirmed yet. Summer signing Fabio Carvalho could also be thinking about his future, having made just one Premier League appearance so far this year.


Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals his favorite assist as he describes passing as an ‘art’

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been in fine form on the assists front over the past few weeks and touched on some of his all-time favorites in a recent video.

The 24-year-old had registered just two league assists in his first 29 games of the season, but a recent change in position has resulted in a six-in-five streak.

It was the second time in his career that he appeared in five consecutive Premier League games, becoming the first player in the competition’s history to do so twice.

In a recent Premier League video, Alexander-Arnold shared some of his best assists for the club and spoke to viewers about his thought journey during each one.

“It’s crazy how many things you can process in a split second and you can almost get a sense of where they’re going to be,” Alexander-Arnold explained when looking back at some of his most memorable contributions. . “I consider passing to be an art, so I take pride in doing it well.”

Clips shown included crosses for Roberto Firmino in both the 4-0 Boxing Day win at Leicester in 2019 and the 5-3 win over Chelsea later in the campaign as the Reds won the title at Anfield.

Alexander-Arnold also enjoyed a “rare left-footed assist” against Brentford earlier this season, as well as another for Firmino against Arsenal last month.

In the same interview, Alexander-Arnold revealed his favorite Liverpool assist, describing it as a “special” moment for him and the club.

“My favorite would be Alis [against West Brom in 2021], I think technically it’s the easiest because it’s a corner but the importance is crazy,” said the right-back.

“I think it’s so understated and it goes unnoticed how important that goal was for us.”


Alexander-Arnold has racked up a total of 70 assists in all competitions since joining the team in 2016 aged 18. He currently has 53 assists to his credit in the Premier League, the same total as Leighton Baines, and many years ahead of him to track Ryan Giggs’ record of 163.

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