Signing Jurgen Klopp mid-way last season could be the best signing Liverpool have been in recent years. The German took over from Brendan Rodgers last year and showed us glimpses of what he can achieve at Anfield. However this year, he will have a full pre-season to work with players, plus he will be able to instill his ideologies in them. There is no doubting the fact that there will be some players moving to Liverpool this summer, but there is also plenty of talent in the squad right now, which will need to be taken care of before new players start arriving.
It’s not necessary that only youngsters will be sent out on loan, rather Liverpool might have the biggest contingent of senior players leaving on loan. Loan system has become the perfect platform for big teams to send out their youngsters in order to give them more playing time, simultaneously improving their game. Only last week Liverpool and Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward signed a new five-year contract at Anfield that will first see him go out on loan to Huddersfield Town. Let us take a look at 3 players who might be sent out on loan this summer.
Smith put in some excellent performances last year while deputizing for Alberto Moreno but however there is definitely a need for an upgrade in that position. Therefore it is not surprising to see many left-backs being linked to Liverpool this summer. It has been reported that a host of championship clubs are looking to sign the youngster on loan for next season. Klopp definitely likes Smith but right now the team needs a more experienced defender, hence it will be wise to send the defender out on loan this year. He has already stated earlier this summer that he is open to leaving on a temporary basis.
Ilori moved to the Merseyside club in 2013 but hasn’t been able to make a single Premier League appearance till now. The 23-year-old wasn’t trusted to play for woeful Aston Villa while on loan last season either, which will definitely be a cause for concern for Klopp. He did however make an appearance during Liverpool’s FA Cup run. There is no doubt that the Portuguese is a highly talented lad but right now one would feel that a move away from Anfield will be best for his future. He could move out permanently but Klopp should try and keep attached to Liverpool, as he is a very valuable cover.
There was a lot of excitement surrounding Ibe during the start of last season after he looked sharp in the pre-season but unfortunately for him, last few months have seen him falling down the pecking order. The youngster has got a lot of potential but currently he is not the answer to Liverpool’s striking problems. It might be wrong to sell him this summer but a loan move is definitely on the cards