Liverpool supporters have been in joyous mood in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side thump struggling West Ham 4-1 at the London Stadium on Saturday, a result which moved them up to fifth place in the Premier League table.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the East London outfit having beaten both Huddersfield Town and Maribor in the preceding seven days, and they made a fast start with goals from Mohamed Salah and Joel Matip firing them into a two-goal lead at half time. And although the hosts hit back through Manuel Lanzini ten minutes after the break, the Reds shut the door almost immediately thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first league goal for the club, before Salah bagged his second and Liverpool’s fourth late on to complete the rout.
Thus, there has been a huge buzz among our resident Liverpudlians in the Tavern this week, with many significantly more optimistic about their chances this season following a week in which they moved up to fifth in the Premier League, and closed in on a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
They have eight days to wait though until they return to league action, although that gives those Reds fans lining up at the bar ample time to discuss potential January transfer business their side may conduct.
Liverpool only brought in four players during the summer but could certainly look to strengthen defensively in the New Year, although there will be some individuals who want out of Anfield in a bid to get more regular football.
And, as such, here are TWO Liverpool stars who must seek a January exit for the sake of their own careers…