Where last 19 Liverpool players Klopp let go are now – from Sturridge to Lovren

Liverpool’s fortunes have completely turned around under Jurgen Klopp, with Champions League and Premier League titles to their name now.

Klopp has made wholesale changes to the squad during his five and a half years at the helm.

And the Reds’ business in the transfer market has been heralded as some of the best in the world in recent years.

Liverpool have managed to eek out some serious cash for players on the fringes of their squad, while others have left quietly for pastures anew.

Admittedly, some decent players have left for too little or nothing at all, but in general Klopp and co. have nailed their business over the last few years.

So here are the last 19 players Liverpool sold or let go of on a free transfer, and where they are now.

Jon Flanagan

After eight years of failing to nail down a regular starting place, full-back Flanagan finally left the club in 2018 when his contract expired.

Steven Gerrard snapped him up for Rangers on a two-year deal, but the England international has since moved to Charleroi in Belgium.

Fee: Free

Emre Can

The one that got away for Liverpool – Can joined Juventus on a free transfer after four seasons of regular football at Anfield.

The Germany international is now excelling for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, where he has become a regular.

Fee: Free

Ragnar Klavan

Collecting £3m for a 32-year-old bit-part player was a stellar piece of business, even if Klavan did get plenty of game time before leaving for Cagliari in 2018.

The 35-year-old is still going strong in the Serie A and as captain of Estonia.

Fee: £3m

Danny Ward

A Michael Edwards masterstroke – Ward left Liverpool following the arrival of Alisson for a whopping £12m.

0 Premier League appearances later, the Wales international is still warming the bench for Leicester with Kasper Schmeichel still going strong.

Fee: £12m

Lazar Markovic

Things never worked out for Markovic at Liverpool, and his disastrous spell was finally brought to an end when he joined Fulham in January 2019.

The former Serbia international only last six months at Craven Cottage though, and has since returned to Partizan, where he started his career.

Fee: Free

Dominic Solanke

In a deal which raised plenty of eyebrows, Liverpool cashed in on Solanke in a deal worth a reported £19m more than two years ago now.

Unfortunately, the former Chelsea man could not save the Cherries from relegation last season, and is now leading their promotion charge back from the Championship this term.

Fee: £19m

Danny Ings

Injuries and competition for places never made life easy for Ings at Liverpool, but his £20m switch to Southampton has shown that he is a fine striker.

Ings was in the running to win the Premier League Golden Boot last season, and even earned a recall for England, scoring an overhead kick last October.

Fee: £20m

Ryan Kent

A Steven Gerrard favourite – Kent was snapped up by his former youth coach for Rangers for around £6.5m after an impressive season on loan in Scotland.

The pacy winger was a key part of the Gers’ title winning side this season, popping up with some important goals.

Fee: £6.5m

Simon Mignolet

Mignolet spent his first few years at Anfield unrivalled, before Loris Karius and then Alisson knocked him off his perch as the club’s no. 1.

In August 2019, the Belgian stopper was cashed in on for £6.4m to Club Brugge, where he helped them win the Pro League title last season.

Fee: £6.4m

Daniel Sturridge

Like so many others, Sturridge’s time at Liverpool just fizzled out in the end, as injuries wreaked havoc on his career.

The former England international joined Turkish side Trabzonspor on a free transfer in 2019, but has been without a club for over a year now after he was found guilty for breaching betting rules.

Fee: Free

Alberto Moreno

Having been edged out of the team by Andy Robertson, Moreno was released by Liverpool after five years at the club in 2019.

The left-back had plenty of time in his first season at Villarreal last term, but a cruciate ligament injury to his left knee has severely hampered his involvement this season.

Fee: Free

Connor Randall

Right-back Randall was released in 2019 with just a handful of first team appearances to his name after coming up through the Reds academy.

Having initially joined Bulgarian outfit Arda Kardzhali, Randall is now battling it out in Scotland with Ross County.

Fee: Free

Adam Bogdan

A somewhat bizarre signing in the first place, Bogdan’s two year spell at Liverpool came to an end in 2019 with just six appearances to his name in total.

Having initially joined Hibs, the Hungarian has moved back to his homeland and plays for Ferencvaros these days.

Fee: Free

Rhian Brewster

Perhaps a surprise departure last summer, Brewster’s gamble to move to Sheffield United has backfired massively.

The £23m striker is still yet to score for the relegation-threatened Blades, and might be regretting his decision if he ends up in the Championship next season.

Fee: £23m

Dejan Lovren

Liverpool might be hoping they weren’t so trigger happy when they let Lovren go last summer as injuries have wreaked havoc with their defence this season.

The controversial Croatian joined Zenit Saint Petersburg for just shy of £11m, and has been captain since November when Artem Dzyuba was stripped of his duties.

Fee: £11m

Ovie Ejaria

One of those who was probably never quite going to make it at the top level, Ejaria made his move to Reading permanent last season after a season and a half on loan at the Madejski Stadium.

The midfielder will be hoping to guide the Royals to play-off glory this season, and has already become an important player for his new side.

Fee: £3.5m

Nathaniel Clyne

Not many players have had to deal with injury woes as badly as Clyne, who after being an almost ever-present was reduced to just 10 appearances in his last two seasons at Anfield.

The emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold all but confirmed his fate last summer, but the 29-year-old has managed to get some games under his belt for Crystal Palace this season.

Fee: Free

Adam Lallana

Having seen his playing time reduced over the last three seasons, Lallana left Liverpool last season for Brighton on a free transfer.

As expected, the England international has become a vital player for the Seagulls, and will be hoping to steer them clear of relegation this term.

Fee: Free

Andy Lonergan

Signed as a back-up, Lonergan never made an appearance for Liverpool in his solo season at the club.

Having been released last summer, the 37-year-old is now playing the same role at West Brom this term.

Fee: Free

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