Liverpool finished the season with the disappointment of a Champions League defeat at the hands of Real Madrid, but on the whole they have once again made huge improvements on the pitch.

Jurgen Klopp can now begin planning life for the 2018/19 season and one clear thing is that centre-forward Dominic Solanke has to be shown the exit doors.

The 20-year-old could do with a season-long loan to develop elsewhere and they should try match him with a Premier League club.

He is not quite ready to make a serious first-team impact with the Merseyside club and his return of one goal in 27 appearances suggests that.

Liverpool need a proven goalscorer to help compete with Roberto Firmino in the starting XI and that would help drive the team towards silverware next season.

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One really telling lesson from Saturday night’s Champions League final is that Solanke was not used off the bench, despite the fact the Premier League were chasing the game and needed a goal.

He was the only striker option on the bench and instead Klopp turned to two more experienced central midfielder.

Solanke has immense potential and can have a bright future, but Klopp has to open his eyes to see he is not yet up to scrap and his Champions League decision to snub him proves it.

In other Liverpool news, Jeremy Clarkson has taken a swipe at the Reds after the Champions League defeat.

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