Ever since the German manager Jurgen Klopp took over Liverpool, there was talk about a need for change in personnel in the squad. But the results and the progress shown by the current crop of players has been more than impressive.
However, with the summer transfer window coming up in a couple of month’s time, there will be a number of names in the squad that will fear for their places in the team next season.
And it is now understood that Klopp has already started trimming his squad after it was reported that 30-year old Spanish left-back, Jose Enrique was relieved off his duties for the current season.
With just 9 appearances in the last two seasons and no starts under Jurgen Klopp in the league, it is understood that Enrique was released earlier than his contract terms and is now ready to search for other club’s to continue his career.
The 30-year old moved to Liverpool from Newcastle on a £5million in August 2011 but has never been able to cement a regular place in the starting XI for the Reds.
Currently on a £72,000 per week contract, Jose Enrique has 2 goals and 10 assists in his 99 appearances for the club but played his last game for Liverpool in January this year did not impress Klopp enough to consider him for further games.
His contract, however, expires at the end of the month and with hardly any chance of making a come-back in the last few games of the tournament, it is understood that Enrique has been released and that he need not attend training with the Reds anymore.
Connor Randall, Jon Flannagan are the two youngsters who are ready to break into the first team next season while the likes of Hector Moreno and Ben Chilwell linked with a move to the club, Enrique’s time was always going to be limited.
For the season, Alberto Moreno has made a case for a team spot and with Enrique not providing an upgrade over his fellow-countryman, he is now no longer a part of Liverpool.
However, he is still more than a useful player and with his experience, he will surely find a decent team to restart his stuttering career.