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Liverpool transfers (incoming):
Sepp van den Berg ($2.4M from PEC Zwolle): van den Berg is a purchase undoubtedly for the future. However, several teams were trying to sign the youth player including Bayern Munich. The youngster appeared in about half of the Eredivisie games for Zwolle. I’m not Jürgen, but by channeling inner Jürgen; I’d wager this deal is to supplement an eventual departure by Dejan Lovren. For the price, I think this is a good move, and I anticipate the player to get some opportunities in the pressing and possibly off the bench.
Liverpool Transfers (Outgoing):
Danny Ings ($25M to Southampton): This transfer really went down last year, however, officially the option to purchase went through in this window. Ings always had potential, he just couldn’t stay healthy (see the end of last season) and was somewhat of a liability as a result. I think it allows both club and player to move on and start anew.
Ben Woodburn (Loan to Oxford United): Woodburn is a Liverpool youth product who spent the first half of last season on loan with Sheff United. While with the Blades, he would make only seven appearances for a total of 154 minutes. He returned to Liverpool in January where he would make the same number of appearances for quadruple the minutes. During his time with the reserves, he would also add two goals and three assists. Oxford United are competing in the third tier of English football (League One), and he should be a much more pivotal part of the side for this go around.
Connor Randall (Released): Randall joined the club’s youth system in 2001. Despite spending 18 years with the club, he would make only three first-team appearances. He did make a couple of loan appearances with Scottish and lower-Tier English teams. I expect Randall to find another club in a lower division to continue his career.
Alberto Moreno (Free Transfer to Villareal): Moreno joined Liverpool in 2014 for $20.5M from Sevilla FC. He would play a substantial part in the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. After those two years, his appearances and playtime would decrease dramatically. Hit an all-time low this season appearing five times for the club, but only twice in the Premier League. His plummeting playtime is correlated with Andrew Robertson’s increasing. It seems that Klopp prefers Robertson to older Moreno. There are clubs interested in Moreno for other top-Tier leagues, but there’s no advantage to renewing his contract if he’s not going to play. Update: Moreno has signed with Villareal.
Sheyi Ojo (Loan to Rangers): Ojo was a paid transfer to the Liverpool youth system. However, in the eight years since his arrival, he’s made precisely that many appearances for Liverpool’s first team. The majority of his time has been spent on loan, and nothing is to change this season. He goes on loan to Rangers this season. I think his performances there will decide if he’s offered an extension to his contract. His current deal expires the day he is scheduled to return to Liverpool.
Daniel Sturridge (Released): Sturridge’s contract was ultimately allowed to expire even though there were rumors of an extension as recently as April. Sturridge’s situation is a lot like Ings, where injuries derailed massive potential. Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in January 2013 for about $17M. In three next several years he would make 160 appearances scoring 68 goals and assisting on 26 more. I expect Sturridge to find his way to another top-flight side who’s ready to take a chance on him.
Adam Bogdan (Released): Bogdan joined this Liverpool team on a free transfer in July 2015. However, he never really featured in the first team, making six appearances during his time. He was out on loan constantly, usually to lower-tier sides. At 31, Liverpool is not interested in renewing his contract. I think he’ll end up with a Championship or League One side.
Last Updated: July 29, 2019