Liverpool submit squad for 2016/17 season; Sakho and Ilori make the cut

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Jurgen Klopp has named his full squad for the 2016/17 Premier League season
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Jürgen Klopp has named his full squad for the 2016/17 Premier League season, and it includes Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori.

Liverpool has submitted its 22-man squad for the Premier League season and it includes Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori, according to the official Premier League website.

The summer transfer window saw 22 players leave the club, but Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori failed engineeer suitable moves away from the club. The former turned down several loan moves to Premier League clubs and the latter didn’t attract any interest from clubs to take him away from Merseyside permanently.

Klopp has included both Sakho and Ilori in his Premier League squad for the 2016/17 squad but does it necessarily indicate anything significant? Ilori has been included but is unlikely to be involved, so why would Sakho after his behavioural issues. The Frenchman is set to be frozen out, according to the Mirror, while the Portuguese defender is set to play for the under-23s.

Divock Origi, Sheyi Ojo and Joe Gomez aren’t named in the 22-man side as they are aged 21 or under – the same goes for the likes of Cameron Brannagan, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria, Pedro Chirivella and Connor Randall.

Liverpool Squad, Premier League 2016/17

Goalkeepers: Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius, Alex Manninger

Defenders: Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, Mamadou Sakho, Tiago Ilori, Nathaniel Clyne*, James Milner*, Alberto Moreno

Midfielders: Emre Can, Jordan Henderson*, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana*, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane, Lucas Leiva, Kevin Stewart*,

Strikers: Daniel Sturridge*, Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings*

Notable U21 Players: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Cameron Brannagan, Pedro Chirivella, Ovie Ejaria, Shamal George, Joe Gomez, Marko Grujic, Caoimhin Kelleher, Sheyi Ojo, Divock Origi, Connor Randall, Harry Wilson, Ben Woodburn

* – Homegrown players

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