Liverpool look set to lose two players for free in the summer
Liverpool’s fans will be looking ahead to the possibility of new arrivals in January, but as the festive period approaches we could be seeing the beginning of the end of two players’ time at Anfield, with their contracts expiring at the end of the campaign.
Here we take a look at the two Liverpool players out of contract in just six months, with neither likely to stay beyond that time.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva has been a great servant for Liverpool yet the strength in depth at the club means he is surely approaching the end of his tenure.
This season he has featured 10 times in all competitions, struggling for form as a makeshift centre-back more often than not.
A couple of decent outings in the EFL Cup aside, Lucas has looked anything but vital for this Liverpool side and will surely move on for free in the summer.
The most likely departure is that of 39-year-old goalkeeper Alex Manninger, who was brought to Anfield very much as back-up to the back-up.
He has made the Liverpool bench four times this season. However with the prospect of game-time practically impossible this is likely to be his one and only season on the playing staff.