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Five Liverpool players you forgot were still at the club and face uncertain futures.

The Premier League 100-day suspension will end on Wednesday when Sheffield United travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa.

Such a prolonged break has been both unprecedented and unique, but there is still plenty to play for as the season resumes - from the race for European qualification to a tight relegation battle.

For Liverpool, just six more points are required before they can celebrate their first title of the Premier League era.

However, such a long break from football may have led supporters to forget some of the players in their respective squads.

From fringe players to those out on loan, Liverpool themselves have several faces who may have gone under the radar.

We’ve taken a look at five players you may have forgotten were at Anfield.

Nathaniel Clyne


The right-back has endured a torrid time with injury over the last few years and consequently lost his place in the starting lineup to Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Recent reports suggest the 29-year-old will leave the club at the end of his current contract on July 1, which will see Clyne become a free agent in rather unique circumstances.

Liverpool’s decision to not extend Clyne’s current contract until the end of the campaign typifies the ruthless nature of football at the elite level.

Loris Karius


Having been on loan at Turkish club Besiktas for the last two seasons, Karius’ recent return to Liverpool raises a number of questions about his future.

The German goalkeeper left the club on a two-year loan deal immediately after an error-ridden Champions League final against Real Madrid in 2018, and the likelihood of him coming back into the fold at Anfield seems unlikely.

Alisson has been a world-class addition since signing from Roma in 2018, which means that Karius will most likely leave on a permanent basis in the coming months.

Ben Woodburn


Once considered one of the club’s most exciting youngsters, Woodburn’s development has been stunted by a mixture of injuries and other misfortunes.

After making just eight appearances on loan at Sheffield United last season, the Wales international enjoyed a successful spell at Oxford United in League One earlier this term before picking up a long-term injury.

The attacking midfielder is still only 20, which puts things into perspective as he looks to recover from a foot injury sustained earlier this season.

Xherdan Shaqiri


Reports have suggested that the Switzerland international could be leaving Anfield this summer after a rather curious two-year spell.

Shaqiri has been used sporadically since arriving from Stoke City in 2018 but has still managed to be effective in big games.

Two goals against Manchester United last season proved vital, as did a significant role in the 4-0 second-leg victory over Barcelona in the Champions League.

Shaqiri repaid his £13.5million transfer fee with those two performances alone, but he has been less involved in 2019/20.

Sheyi Ojo


The 22-year-old has been on loan at several clubs since 2015, spending time with Wolves, Fulham, Reims and, more recently, Rangers.

His influence on Steven Gerard's side has led to several former Rangers players urging the club to sign Ojo on a permanent deal. Such a move could be beneficial for the winger’s personal development.

At the age of 22, he now faces a crossroads in his career. For Ojo’s personal growth, a move away from Anfield would make sense.

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