Having now solved the manager situation, it now appears Liverpool will be looking to resolve the future of several players. Following on from such a poor campaign last term, Brendan Rodgers is sure to make changes to his Reds squad and his first decision will seemingly relate to the future of Maxi Rodriguez, who has had question marks hanging over his future for a lengthy period of time now.
While Rodriguez initially featured prominently following his free transfer move from Atletico Madrid in 2010, last term he found opportunities hard to come by and managed to make just seventeen starts under Kenny Dalglish. Moreover, many Reds fans thought that Rodriguez had already decided his future after he waved to the Kop after being substituted in the final game of the campaign at Anfield.
However, Liverpool have never released any information that would hint that Rodriguez is poised to exit the club, which would have seemed likely considering the fact they have made such statements in relation to other departing players. Furthermore, the situation is still completely in the hands of the club, with Rodriguez still having one year of his contract remaining.
There have been rumours that Argentinian international is set to return to Newell’s Old Boys – the club he coincidently started his career with. However, Rodriguez has moved to quickly dismiss such reports and also state that he has had no discussions with any other club about his future. Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Rodriguez said, “I do not know where these things come from. I have one year left on my contract at Liverpool and did not talk to anybody.”
With Rodriguez now at 31, it remains to be seen whether or not Liverpool will allow the winger to leave or risk losing him for nothing next summer.