The Liverpool fans were expecting to see a few more personnel changes at Anfield in January…
After all, whilst Liverpool have impressed this season, it is clear that their squad could do with a bit of a rejig – particularly with regards to players already at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp has certainly put his mark on his side, not least with regards to the playing style, but there are still several players that have remained from previous regimes at Anfield – and the German has already made clear that they aren’t in his plans.
The fact of the matter is that Jurgen Klopp needs to ensure that his squad is built entirely in his own image – and at present, there are far too many players that are on the periphery of the squad that don’t need to be there.
With that said, here are 2 players Liverpool should have sold in January…
Lucas Leiva has been an excellent servant for Liverpool, but under Jurgen Klopp his career in red has come to a halt.
He is rarely a starter under the German, and whilst he is still good enough to do a job – his age is undoubtedly catching up with him.
This season he has featured as a defender more regularly than in a more natural midfield position, with Klopp viewing him as more of a squad player than a regular starter.
Since joining the club in 2007 he has had a wonderful career, but it should have come to an end in January.
Daniel Sturridge is a great footballer. Alongside Luis Suarez, Sturridge built a reputation as one of the fiercest forwards in Europe – but he has really fallen over the last year or 2.
He has really struggled with injury issues, and that has certainly contributed to his fall, but his career under Jurgen Klopp looks over.
The Englishman rarely features, with Roberto Firmino often preferred in his place, and that is not what a player of his quality deserves.
He could still fetch a decent price, and should have already been sold.