Sotirios Kyrgiakos has left while Dirk Kuyt, Alberto Aquilani and Joe Cole are contemplating or are close to completing transfers (in the case of Joe Cole, a loan) out of Liverpool.
While I’m not a big fan of Kyrgiakos, I am a little sad to see him leaving as it opens up some defensive concerns should Liverpool’s main pairing gets injured for a lengthy amount of time. In the midfield, Kuyt has been a solid contributor to Liverpool and if he goes, we will miss him badly. But I do understand the situation since Dalglish has brought in a number of new faces and Kuyt is no longer guaranteed a starting position in his age. Aquilani and Cole have not been the most influential of figures in midfield and their departures will not be as sorely missed as Kuyt’s.
I believe that all three players will be leaving if they can come to terms with their new clubs. Liverpool do still have a sizable midfield in Lucas, Poulsen, Meireles, Gerard, Adam, Downing, Henderson, Shelvey and Spearing. I wish Kuyt, Aquilani and Cole all the best in their futures if they choose to leave.