Deciding the future of a player is one of the toughest jobs to do for a manager and this summer will be tough for Jurgen Klopp as along with signing the right players at a right price, he has also has to take some tough decisions about the present situation of the squad. Klopp is known to be ruthless in the summer as he did a similar job in Dortmund where he sold seven players in his first full season at the Westfalenstadion. It is going to be a busy summer for the reds as the door is going to be shut and to be opened many times this season at Anfield.
Martin Skrtel, Joe Allen, Christian Benteke and Jordan Henderson are the senior members whose future does not seem to be secure at the moment. Skrtel deserves the boot as the baby faced assassin has been involved in many errors and the club has far superior options to the Slovakian. Barring him, Allen has proved his worth and along with a cult status with the supporters that he has gained, Allen needs a new contract. Benteke too deserves at least one more season to prove himself at a big club.
The 2015-16 season was expected to be the campaign where Jordan Henderson will take the next big step and announce himself on the huge stage. He was announced as the captain for this season and he is a leader no doubt, but sadly he could not lead from the front this season. Injuries curtailed Henderson’s season and the 26 year old could play only 26 games in this hectic season. His experience would have been handy in some crucial games which he missed during the course of the season.
Jordan Henderson has earned his place in the Liverpool squad after a stellar showing in the past couple seasons when two years ago he was going to be sold to Fulham in a deal including Client Dempsey. Henderson has gone from strength to strength and is an integral player to the reds. His future is at the club and it should not even be discussed as such an hard working and a solid player can’t be unearthed easily.
His work rate, intricate passing at times and immense efficiency makes him to stay at the club mandatory. Although with Grujic and a reported deal for Mahmoud Dahoud going to take place, Henderson will have to adjust his role and position at the club to survive. He looks susceptible when played in a two man midfield and with defensive responsibilities, he can’t be much forward which will reduce his prowess a bit. He may operate on the right hand side, as the reds lack wingers and have a plethora of no.10’s and can be success there on the lines of James Milner of this season.