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£13.52m wasted per year: Klopp must offload three Liverpool players this summer

It’s really difficult to find a clear fault in Jurgen Klopp’s well-oiled Liverpool machine.

The champions of Europe and current league leaders in the Premier League are looking as good as ever and are destined to add to their trophy cabinet in 2019/20.

But even Klopp’s squad contains a handful of players who should be moved on in the summer.

So, with that in mind, here are three such players the Reds should move on when the summer window reopens for business.

Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne’s Liverpool career has faded into insignificance and it’s about time he left permanently.

He is yet to tally a single appearance in the ongoing campaign and while that can be partially explained by fitness issues, the 2018/19 wasn’t all that different as he played just 108 minutes of Premier League football for the club.

When we add the fact that his current contract is due to expire in the summer and that he’s still earning a decent amount of money with an annual salary of £3.64m, it suddenly becomes clear that a new contract is out of the question.

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Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri’s big step up from Stoke City to Liverpool hasn’t really gone according to the plan.

The Switzerland international showed plenty of quality at his former club, bagging 15 goals and 15 assists, but the 28-year-old winger hasn’t hit the ground running at Anfield, as evidenced by the fact he has only made 40 appearances – just 18 of which were starts – since the summer of 2018.

During that time, Shaqiri netted seven goals and assisted five.

Despite his quality, he can’t possibly compete with the incredible front three Klopp has at his disposal.

And seeing how’s he earning £4.16m per year on a contract that runs until 2023, it’s fairly easy to see why it would be in Liverpool’s best interests to cut their ties this summer.

Adam Lallana

It’s always tough letting go of players that have genuinely contributed so much to the team and Lallana, despite suffering from a multitude of injury issues, is definitely one of those players.

The 31-year-old midfielder has once been a big part of the squad and has already played a total of 175 games for the Reds, but the pattern of the current season suggests there isn’t much room for him in the squad.

Since the start of the season, Lallana has mustered 754 minutes across all competitions, netting one goal and two assists in the process as well.

But with his contract expiring in the coming summer and him being on £5.72m per year, it does seem like the end could be looming on the horizon.

And according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal, Spurs and Leicester are all interested in securing his signature.

If Klopp was to bin all three of the aforementioned players, Liverpool would save £13.52m per year in wages.

Article title: £13.52m wasted per year: Klopp must offload three Liverpool players this summer

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