Souness names two Liverpool players Klopp isn’t going to keep

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Could Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge be on their way out of Liverpool in the summer transfer window?

Graeme Souness has suggested in The Sunday Times that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could sell Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge in the summer transfer window.

“Choosing Divock Origi as his main striker, before he was injured, ahead of Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge suggests the writing is on the wall for them,” the former Liverpool midfielder wrote in The Sunday Times.

“In Sturridge’s case, it’s not his quality that’s in question but his injury record. Origi is only 21, so that’s an area Klopp will look to strengthen.

“I don’t believe he is going to keep Sturridge and Benteke around the place on the kind of money they’re earning and with the fees you might get for them. They’re not going to be happy if they’re not playing.”

Sturridge has been on the books of Liverpool since 2013 and has a contract until June 2019.

The 26-year-old is a very good striker, but he has a poor injury record and cannot be relied upon to stay fit throughout the season.

The England international has scored eight goals and created five chances in 13 Premier League appearances for Liverpool this campaign.

Benteke joined Liverpool from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015, but the Belgium international striker is not guaranteed a place in the starting lineup.

The 25-year-old has scored eight goals and created 29 chances in 27 Premier League matches for the Reds this season.

Liverpool, who have progressed to the final of the Europa League this season, are eighth in the Premier League table at the moment with 58 points from 36 matches.

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