Seven Liverpool players set to leave this summer
Each end of a season brings with it a number of departures and Liverpool are set to lose seven players.
From the first team to the academy, it’s a sad day to say goodbye to most players and it will be the same for everyone on this year’s roster.
As confirmed by the club, the guys leaving are: ‘Divock Origi, Loris Karius, Sheyi Ojo, Ben Woodburn, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Luis Longstaff and Sean Wilson’.
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What more can we say about Divock Origi? The man, the myth and the true legend of the club received an excellent sending off and leaves with 55 goal contributions in 175 games and after winning six trophies at Anfield.
Loris Karius may feel the toughest of all the starters with his last game for the club in the 2018 Champions League final. After investing less than £5million in the keeper, he managed 22 sheets clean in 49 games for the Reds – the fourth highest percentage of clean sheets of any stopper in our history to have played 49 times or more.
Sheyi Ojo signed with the club in 2011, registering 13 appearances and seven loan spells. Another serial loanee and esteemed record holder for the club’s youngest goalscorer is Ben Woodburn, who has been with the academy since he was 8 years old.
Boyhood red Elijah Dixon-Bonner was part of the FA Cup campaign this season and starts alongside Luis Longstaff who started in the famous 2019 League Cup game against Aston Villa, when eight players made their debut. Sean Wilson has never managed a first-team appearance but will also be heading for new pastures.
It’s sad to see so many stories come to an end but most of our supporters will be raising their glasses to our legendary No. 27 at the end of the month.
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