Three Liverpool players face a fight for their careers at the club when football finally returns.
Lovren has a really tough task on his hands if he wants a long-term future on Merseyside. He’s been out of the first-choice XI for quite some time and even when space has opened up, others have taken it. That’s a worry when he’s 30 years old and unlikely to improve.
The £20m man did have an opportunity last month but simply didn’t perform. When the football returns, it’ll surely be his final chance.
It might be too late for Lallana already, depending on when things resume. His contract expires at the end of June and as of right now, he may be as far down as 7th-choice in midfield.
If he wants a new contract, he’s got to hope that things resume in April. He’ll have a fight on his hands if that does happen. If not, his six-year Anfield stay (having moved for £25m in 2014) may be over already, depending on when we finally get back to it.
Origi will forever be a hero at the club but his cameos in both legs against Atletico Madrid showed the club is lacking from the bench. Particularly when it comes to goalscoring options.
The Belgian has five goals this season – three Premier League, two League Cup – and that’s not really enough. When we return, Origi simply must offer a reminder of what he brings. Otherwise, the £10m signing may be one of the first on the chopping block.