There are a number of Liverpool players whose current deals will run out at the end of the season – we take a look at whether they have an Anfield future or not.
This summer is likely to see plenty of changes in personnel, with Jurgen Klopp sure to bring in new players and allow others to leave.
The German will know exactly which squad members he believes have Liverpool futures under his management, and as he showed at Borussia Dortmund, he is not afraid to show plenty of players the exit door.
There are six Reds players who will see their current contracts expire come the end of this season, meaning they are free to sign pre-contract agreements from today.
Here is what we think.
Toure has been a good squad member since joining on a free transfer from Man City in 2013, especially in terms of his influence off the pitch – an unquantifiable positive.
The Ivorian is approaching his 35th birthday, however, and it is clear that his best days on the football pitch are behind him.
It seems almost unfathomable for Toure to be offered a new deal come the summer, with Liverpool in need of younger, superior centre-backs.
His character will be missed on Merseyside, but it is the right time for a change.
Since arriving for £6 million from Newcastle in 2011, Jose Enrique’s Liverpool career has slowly deteriorated to the point where he is now something of a laughing stock.
The Spaniard has become more well-known for his social media prowess than his football ability, and has not played for the Reds since the FA Cup fourth round clash with Bolton nearly a year ago.
Klopp clearly sees the 29-year-old as someone who is completely surplus to requirements, and he will finally leave Anfield in the summer. He could even terminate his contract early this month.
It was hugely pleasing to see Jon Flanagan make a return to action this week – he featured for the U21s on Tuesday – following 19 months out with knee problems.
The Englishman made huge strides in 2013/14, becoming a regular under Brendan Rodgers, and the way in which his career has been curtailed is cruel.
Offering Flanagan a new deal would be a no-brainer if he hadn’t suffered so badly with injuries, but because he has, it does make his future appear a little more cloudy.
The 22-year-old was given a year extension last summer but faces a race against time to recover full fitness and earn a new deal this year.
Jordan Rossiter is one of the few English youngsters to have made the grade at Liverpool in recent times, and he continues to mature as a player.
At 18 years of age, the midfielder is understandably a squad player at best currently, but he should keep improving under Klopp.
Whether or not Rossiter has the ability to become a future Reds regular is certainly up for debate, but for now, he deserves to remain at the club.
It would be a big surprise if the teenager didn’t extend his stay at his boyhood club beyond the summer.
It hasn’t quite happened yet for Joao Teixeira at Liverpool, with the Portuguese appearing just once so far this season, after spending 2014/15 on loan at Brighton.
The 22-year-old did show glimpses of his class against Bournemouth in the League Cup, however, and is someone who should be persevered with.
A silky attacking midfielder with great creativity and a good work ethic, Teixeira is someone who Klopp will surely want to keep.
He has to start kicking on now, though – a broken leg last season did halt his progress, in fairness – if he is to become a more important squad member. Would be worth offering him a new deal.
Jerome Sinclair is the youngest player to ever represent Liverpool, at 16 years and six days, but he has really struggled to break into the first-team since his debut in 2012.
The young striker has always impressed for the Under 21s, but it seems impossible to see him having a long-term future at Anfield.
That seems even less likely now that Aidy Ward is his agent.
Sinclair does not contain the quality to challenge the likes of Danny Ings and Divock Origi as third or four-choice striker and he will be allowed to move on in the summer. Reports have linked him with a move to Man City – deal that would see Liverpool receive compensation via a tribunal.
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