Jurgen Klopp needs to start trimming his Liverpool squad

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Liverpool have been extremely active in the summer transfer window, signing six players and spending around £70 million.

Of those, a Liverpool fan would expect to see Sadio Mane, a £34 million signing, start regularly, as well as Georginio Wijnaldum, a £25m signing.

A quick look at the Liverpool squad as it stands would indicate that Jurgen Klopp would be able to field two strong first elevens.


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Klopp needs to be moving on several players in order to avoid a disgruntled Liverpool squad, and with no European football in the coming season, there will be a lot of players left wanting and struggling for regular game time.

Loris Karius, a goalkeeper signing from Mainz 05, will be competing for a starting berth between the sticks with Simon Mignolet. It would appear as though Klopp is likely to use one in the domestic cups and the other as first choice keeper in the league.

Klopp has a plethora of attacking options and will certainly be looking to trim that number down. Christian Benteke is out of favour and Mario Balotelli has been told to find himself a new club.

With these two players gone, Liverpool would still have Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, and Danny Ings competing for a spot up top with Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Wijnaldum, Mane, and Lazar Markovic as recognised first team players competing for three spots behind the lone striker. 

Moving into holding midfield, will Klopp continue with the favoured pairing of Emre Can and captain Jordan Henderson?

This would leave James Milner, Lucas Leiva, and Marko Grujic either on the bench or out of the match-day squad. It is looking increasingly likely the Euro 206 Team of Tournament member Joe Allen is going to be sold, with Stoke City on the brink of securing his signature.

The defence appears to be made up, though some fans are calling out for a new left-back to challenge or replace Alberto Moreno.

It will be interesting to see how Klopp develops Liverpool's promising youngsters during this season, with players like Cameron Brannagan and Sheyi Ojo impressing towards the end last season, and long term absentees Joe Gomez and Jon Flanagan likely to be available for the campaign. 

With such a large squad at his disposal, the Liverpool manager will certainly be looking to shift some extra weight before the end of August.

Who should Jurgen Klopp sell from his current Liverpool squad? Leave us YOUR picks in the comment section below!

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