Danny Ings is a notable absentee from the Liverpool squad flying to the United States of America for the International Champions Cup tournament.
The striker’s omission serves as the latest hint that a move away from the club is imminent as Ings pursues regular first team football.
A favourite for his services is yet to surface from among host of potential suitors, although it appears clear that a Premier League stay is on the cards.
Former employers Burnley are seemingly not in the race for his signature, nor are Southampton following tenuous reports linking them to the forward.
Ings was not named in the 29-man cohort that will tour in America over the next week.
The full squad (Liverpoolfc.com):
Loris Karius, Caoimhin Kelleher, Kamil Grabara
Nathaniel Clyne, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno, Andrew Robertson, Joel Matip, Nathaniel Phillips
Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Marko Grujic, Adam Lallana, Curtis Jones, Ben Woodburn, Pedro Chirivella
Forwards: Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi, Dominic Solanke, Lazar Markovic, Sheyi Ojo, Rafael Camacho
The Reds will start their trip with an opening game against Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte on Sunday, followed by a meeting with Manchester City in East Rutherford on Wednesday and a visit to Ann Arbor to face Manchester United on the following Sunday.
Summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri won’t join up with the squad until the clash with City as he continues his extended break on the back of his involvement at the World Cup with Switzerland.
Danny Ward’s move to Leicester means there are potential opportunities for youth goalkeepers Caoimhin Kelleher and Kamil Grabara to share first-team action with Loris Karius.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Marko Grujic will also be part of the group after returning from their extended breaks following the World Cup.
Roberto Firmino is set to miss the entirety of Liverpool’s USA tour, but should be available for the concluding pre-season fixtures against Napoli in Dublin and Torino at Anfield.