Five Players Who Are Set To Leave Liverpool FC This Summer
5) Luis Alberto
The 22-year-old Spanish midfielder joined Liverpool from Sevilla in 2013 for a fee of 6.8 million pounds. Since joining Liverpool, he has not lived up to expectation. The two instances where he is remembered would be where he came on as a substitute against Manchester United to play the last few minutes of the game and provided an assist to Luis Suarez to defeat Tottenham Hotspurs. He was later loaned to Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga but now would certainly make his way out of Anfield.
4) Fabio Borini
The Italian has barely been featured in any game for the reds since joining from Inter Milan and hasn’t succeeded to be a reliable name for Liverpool. He has made 18 appearances and has scored only once in the premier league for the English giants. The 24-year-old Borini is set to pack bag and baggages and look elsewhere. The star was even excluded from the list of players that traveled to Bangkok for the pre season tour.
Several clubs are interested in signing the Italian forward but according to reports, Lazio has made a firm approach for the Italian striker. Deal is yet to be finalized and it’s in the region of £8 million.
3) Jose Enrique
The Spanish left-back was a vital part of the Liverpool defence. But it seems now that he is all set to leave after almost 4 years with the club. Enrique was bought from Premier League rivals Newcastle United on a fee reportedly close to 7 million pounds. The 29-year-old recently dealt with a string of injuries and has found it difficult to make a comeback.
2) Mario Balotelli
The controversial Liverpool striker has lately struggled with his form and is speculated to leave for FC Fiorentina. Balotelli has netted just 1 goal in 16 appearances in the Premier League for the Reds since joining. Its quite disappointing as it was believed he would solve Liverpool’s striking woes after the departure of sensational “goal machine” Luis Suarez to FC Barcelona, however, Balotelli has not lived up to those expectations and might leave the club for good.
1) Raheem Sterling
Sterling, after Suarez’s exit, has alone attempted to keep Liverpool in the race for the top-flight and has also succeeded in doing so to some extent. And noticing this attitude in him has sparked some great interest in rival clubs, especially Manchester City, who is linked heavily for a transfer for him, reportedly valued at around 50 million pounds. Deal has been reached and Raheem leaves Liverpool for 49 million pounds.