Sport Liverpool squad: Keep or sell?

09:36  17 may  2018
09:36  17 may  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Joe Gomez out for the rest of the season and probably the World Cup

  Joe Gomez out for the rest of the season and probably the World Cup Joe Gomez will not play again this season, and he’s likely to miss the World Cup too, after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle. The 20-year-old played through the pain during Liverpool’s draws with West Brom and Stoke City and it appears that he wasn’t quite aware of the seveirty of the injury. However, the defender needed surgery to repair the issue and as such, he won’t be part of Liverpool’s squad for the Champions League final in Kiev at the end of May. Gomez was also likely to be included in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad after impressing in his recent appearances, but it looks unlikely that he’ll be fit enough to be part of the 23-man contingent that goes to Russia to represent England. Whilst it was unlikey that Gomez would have started the Champions League final if fit, he would have been named as a substitute, but that will no longer be the case. The news that Gomez will miss the World Cup could open the door for either Trent Alexander-Arnold or Nathaniel Clyne to be called up in his place, although neither offer the defensive versatility that Gomez would have provided to Southgate.

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Analysing the futures of eight players not in the Liverpool squad vs Stoke. In the list below, we discuss the pros and cons of keeping the eight first-team players not involved at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday and discuss whether we should be keeping or selling them.

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It is that time of year again. If you were Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who would you keep or sell from the current squad?

The Reds have just secured a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League, while the club also take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26.

However, despite Liverpool's impressive campaign, Klopp will be looking to do plenty of business in the transfer market when the summer window opens.

The German is already facing the prospect of losing key midfielder Emre Can, whose contract at Anfield expires at the end of June.

But who else should the Liverpool boss look to offload during the close season as he tries to reshape his squad in order to challenge title winners Manchester City next season?

Have your say in our vote below...

Can makes it into the squad for the Champions League final .
Emre Can has been included in Liverpool’s 24-man squad for the Champions League final, the club have confirmed. Twitter: Our confirmed squad for Saturday’s #UCLfinal: https://t.co/J8B7O5U7SI https://t.co/BTKzcNCCoT (@LFC) The German international has been on the sidelines since the end of March due to a back injury and was a massive doubt to play in the final in Kiev. Can is out of contract at Anfield in the summer and is reportedly set for an imminent transfer to Juventus, so this could be his final appearance for Liverpool. The midfielder has played in nine Champions League games this season for the Reds, including the qualification round, and has scored one goal in the process. There is no news on whether the German international will be in the starting eleven or the bench to face Real Madrid, who are hoping to win their third Champions League in a row. Klopp will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to his knee injury, so having an additional midfielder available is sure to come as a big boost.

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