Guest article: What to do with our loanees

Article by Shaun.

As the season draws to an end, top 4 has been secured and we all eagerly await the Champions League final, thoughts will very quickly be turning to transfers.

As per usual we are linked with every man and his dog, but what does the future hold for those players out on loan?

Sheyi Ojo has had a pretty good time at Fulham, helping them to 3rd in the Championship, still only twenty, he has plenty of time to further develop. He has been involved in 24 games this season, playing 1516 minutes and being involved in 6 goals. Verdict: Another loan spell ideally with Fulham.

Jon Flanagan has had a torrid time both on and off the pitch. Three years ago he looked like our right back for years to come, but now is plying his trade at Bolton Wanderers where he has been involved in 15 games, playing a total of 1202 minutes. If he came back he would be 3rd choice. Verdict: Sell for £2-£3m.

Connor Randall is another right back, who simply put, is not at the standard we require. He has been playing for Heart of Midlothian, finishing 6th. Been involved in 27 games playing 2032 minutes. Verdict: Sell £500k.

Marko Grujic has had a mixed time at Cardiff. He has helped them to 2nd in the Championship and been involved in 24 games, playing 1498 minutes, with a total of 3 goals/assists. He has shown great flexibility being used as a central attacking, central and defensive midfielder, which certainly will appeal to Klopp. A future replacement for Can. Verdict: Another loan spell at Cardiff in the Premier League.

Lazar Markovic is a player given the wrong chance at the wrong time, and it just hasn't worked, now playing for RSC Anderlecht where he has been involved in 9 games playing a total of 492 minutes, with 3 goals/assists. Verdict: Sell £6m (if we’re lucky).

Daniel Sturridge has fantastic ability placed in a body of glass. Is valued at £18m but to be honest no one will pay that for him unless he agrees to a pay per play contract. Only managing 99 minutes of play for West Brom. Verdict: Sell if possible, if not release to save on wages.

Divock Origi just hasn't lived up to his early promise, and his loan spell to VfL Wolfsburg can not be seen as a success, playing 2111 minutes over 34 games, but only having 7 goals/assists, and the club face another relegation play off to stay in the top flight of German football. Verdict: Sell for around £9m (if we are lucky).

This list is the players who have been loaned out from the first team squad. Other loanees will be for another week.

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