Liverpool are very publicly (probably too publicly…) chasing Mo Salah and are now in discussions with Sporting Lisbon regarding Gelson Martins as well, meaning some of our current wingers are expected to depart this summer.
The Echo reckon that two of Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo and Harry Wilson will leave – probably on loan.
Wilson is the Under-23s captain and enjoyed an unbelievably productive season with our second string in 2016/17, but Jurgen Klopp gave him few chances. A loan move for Wilson is essential for his development to see if he’s capable of making it at the highest level, as his chances will only be restricted again in 2017/18.
Ojo has talent, but arguably regressed last season and has been linked with a move to Newcastle under Rafa Benitez. This will be perfect: he’ll get minutes and learn from a tactical genius.
Kent is nearing his 21st birthday and we can’t see him making it at Liverpool, sadly. A permanent move to a Championship club would probably be best.
The likes of Ben Woodburn, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ovie Ejaria are likely to stay and compete for minutes in the cup competitions, as well as new teenage signing Dominic Solanke.