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Liverpool legend Nicol: Klopp will part with five players

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol thinks Jurgen Klopp will part with five players this summer.

The Reds finished one point behind Manchester City and have qualified for the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1.

Despite their strong season, Nicol has tipped Klopp to make wholesale changes to his squad, including the sale of Divock Origi.

“In Divock Origi's case, I think he has to go," Nicol said.

“From a Liverpool point of view, they can't let him go until they've got a replacement in.

“I would think [Lallana will leave]. Aside from his injuries, his overall form hasn't really been great.

“He's had little spells where he's shown what he's capable of, but consistency? Nope, hasn't been there. Absolutely, Adam Lallana will go.

Nathaniel Clyne is another one, I think he'll go.

He added: “The only reason Daniel Sturridge hasn't gone in the last couple of years is that nobody is willing to pay the wages he's on.

“He was always going to sit out his contract at Liverpool, now it's going to be up and he'll go, no question.

Dejan Lovren has to go. He wants to play more. He's been a great servant for us. I've been one of his critics, but he has been a great servant to the club."

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