Touré and Teixeira set to leave Liverpool with club's released list announced on Friday

Kolo Toure and Joao Teixeira are both likely to leave Liverpool this week as the Reds' released and retained list is announced on Friday afternoon.

Touré and Teixeira set to leave Liverpool with club's released list announced on Friday
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The futures of Kolo Touré and Joao Carlos Teixeira will be announced on Friday afternoon - when the lists of released and retained players are officially announced.

The Liverpool duo are among a number of players with their futures up in the air - but all 20 Premier League clubs have had to submit a list of the players they have retained and released after the 2015-16 season, which will be released on Friday afternoon.

There has been no talk of a new contract for either experienced centre-back Touré, who made 26 appearances across all competitions for the Reds last term, and Teixeira - who only featured for three minutes in the Premier League - meaning they are likely to be let go.

Touré, who played in the UEFA Europa League final last month, sees his current deal expire later this month and is likely to depart after spending three seasons at the club.

A popular figure on Merseyside, the 35-year-old has regularly spoken of his desire to stay at the club - but with less games next season, Jürgen Klopp's side having failed to qualify for European competition, it is likely that Liverpool simply have no place for Touré.

An excellent servant since arriving on a free transfer from Manchester City in 2013, the defender will be missed by teammates, supporters anf staff alike - but will no doubt learn with best wishes.

Meanwhile, Teixeira has never really lived up to expectation since joining from Sporting Lisbon in the January 2012 transfer window in a deal worth near £1 million. The Portuguese attacking midfielder has had spells on loan at Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion, where he won Young Player of the Year last season for six goals in 32 league appearances.

Reds' duo the two most high-profile exits 

Kolo Touré is expected to end his three-year stay with the club. (Picture: Getty Images)
Kolo Touré is expected to end his three-year stay with the club. (Picture: Getty Images)

But although Klopp turned to youngsters throughout the campaign, particularly during an injury crisis over the festive period and towards the end of the season when the German spared his first-team for their Europa League exploits, Teixeira rarely got a look in.

He ended the season with only seven senior appearances and despite scoring his first goal for the Reds in an FA Cup clash against Exeter City at Anfield and could leave in search of more regular first-team minutes.

The 23-year-old, who has appeared at every youth level for Portugal but has yet to make his senior debut, would command a fee of compensation were he to leave Liverpool and sign for another club.

Others also on the list will be Jordan Rossiter and Jerome Sinclair, having agreed moves to Rangers and Watford after both failed to agree new contracts with Liverpool - who will receive £250,000 for the midfielder and are currently locked in negotiations for Sinclair.

Fellow youngsters Dan Cleary and Daniel Trickett-Smith will also make up the list, the latter having signed for USA's Sacramento Republic while Jose Enrique was released from his contract early having made just 21 appearances over the last three seasons.

Samed Yesil is also expected to leave after a season-long loan spell with Switzerland's FC Luzern. The German, who joined from Bayer Leverkusen for £1 million in 2012, failed to make the cut at Liverpool after serious injuries halted his progression and could move to Trabzonspor.

Joe Allen, who has just a year left on his contract, is another who could leave the club this summer - with the midfielder's former club Swansea City among those keeping an eye on his situation. Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho is currently subject to interest from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, but no official offer has yet been made and the club are reluctant to let him leave for any less than £40 million.

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