Origi & Karius are gone as Liverpool confirm the full list of seven players released on free transfers

Divock Origi-Liverpool

Liverpool have revealed the final list of who they will be letting go at the end of the 2021-22 season. That includes their Belgian forward and German goalkeeper. 

As per the rules of Premier League heavyweights, they allow seven players to move on in total. Along with four veterans, an additional three comes from the academy ranks.

Speaking to Goal, two names are set to depart from Liverpool. They are Divock Origi & Loris Karius. The two stars played great a part in the Reds as they helped them to win the 2019 Champions League final. 

On their official website, Liverpool said, “Eight years after agreeing on a move to Anfield from Lille, Divock Origi will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.

“The striker began his Reds career in earnest in 2015 – having remained in France for a season-long loan with Lille – and would go on to be involved in some of the most iconic and important moments in the club’s modern history.

“There was Origi’s collection of Merseyside derby goals, six in total, including the 96th-minute Kop-end winner of December 2018 and, fittingly, his final strike for Liverpool to seal victory over Everton in April.

“His contributions to Jurgen Klopp’s team’s Champions League triumph in 2019, meanwhile, have a guaranteed place in club legend.”

The Belgian forward is expected to join Italian champions AC Milan next season. 

What about the Goalkeeper Loris Karius?

In 2018 in the Champions League final, the German goalkeeper had a forgettable day against Real Madrid. That led to Real Madrid win and German’s loan departure from the club.

The club have said, “Karius joined Liverpool from FSV Mainz 05 in the summer of 2016 and went on to play 49 games under Klopp during his first two seasons on Merseyside.

“He started every Champions League match in 2017-18 as Klopp’s men surged to the final in Kyiv, though it would end in personal and collective disappointment with a 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid.

“The German then spent time on loan with Besiktas and Union Berlin before being part of the Reds’ goalkeeping group at the AXA Training Centre during 2021-22.”