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Five players Liverpool must sell in the summer

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Liverpool are just Red-hot at the moment, with their progress this season the subject of much admiration, and rightly so.

Post Rafa, the club struggled to find an identity to make their own, and were stuck in a downward spiralling whirligig, with little hope of respite.

With no Champions League football, and no continuous influx of quality players, it is simply remarkable how well Brendan Rodgers has done in such a short space of time.

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Yes, the lack of Champions League football has helped this season, but Rodgers still deserves full credit.

Quality football and top level management is what they’ve shown this season, and unless they press the self-destructive button, they should comfortably secure a Champions League spot.

If this does come to pass, phase two of Liverpool’s rebirth will commence. Quality additions are needed, while there are some players that need to be sold. In a nutshell, Rodgers should be allowed to sculpt the squad according to his own taste.

Let us take a look at five such players who should be sold next summer.

Pepe Reina

An obvious choice. The Spaniard joined the club in 2005/06 and soon became a fan favourite. Rodgers made the bold decision of replacing him at the beginning of the season, and sent him on loan to Napoli.

The Liverpool boss has since made it clear that Reina has no future at the club and it is up to Liverpool now to make a smart profit out of his transfer. Adios Pepe.

Iago Aspas

In football, there is no guarantee that every signing will work; and this certainly hasn’t worked for the Reds.

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We have seen how Rodgers has tried to improve his fringe players in the squad, but no such attempt has been taken to improve the Spaniard. Injuries didn’t help him to settle in, of course, but I guess, most opinions were formed after the first few matches.

Daniel Agger

Liverpool fans must try and put their sentiments aside here, and accept the fact that the quality of Agger’s performances have dropped, and badly.

Rodgers has noticed this, and had cast doubts over his long term future at the club.

Liverpool already have one left-footed centre-back in Sakho, and he is expected to play regularly from next season. If Liverpool buy one good centre-back in the summer, it’s hard to see Agger staying at the club. It will create unnecessary competition, though his loyalty for this club will be remembered.

Glen Johnson

Like Agger, it’s time for Johnson to depart. Young Jon Flanagan has stepped up to the plate and expect him to take Johnson’s place permanently next season.

Oussama Assaidi

The 25-year-old has done well in patches for Stoke City on loan this season, but it may not be enough to convince Rodgers to have him in the side next season.

With quality players expected to arrive next season at Anfield, Assaidi’s Liverpool career is almost as good as finished.

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Comments (9)

  1. What About Kolo Touré….! Liverpool Doesn’t Need Him I’m A Fc Barcelona Side But Love To Watch And Keep Up To Date In BPL

  2. RED should not sell AGGER and ASSAIDI.

  3. Yep, those ar d ppl BR needs to offload. YWNWA

  4. Agree partly bt Aggar adds experience as well as Johnson.we will have many competitions to play in next season and from FA cup and Carling cup the likes of Aspas and Albeto can develop

  5. I wish liverpool will be able to finish above their critics this season and probably make it to champions league football next season.i love Liverpool football club amd I wish them all the best as they go in search for premier league trophy and champions league football.

  6. The coach crew knows best but i believe mistakes of last season will not be repeated.mediocre players should be offloaded and quality signings should be brought in.

  7. just hope that purchasing a centre back is not a high priority as we already have skrtel, agger, sakho, ilori, coates, toure and kelly and wisdom are both supposed to be more centre backs than right backs.maybe rogers is trying to corner the market in centre backs and drive the orice up!

  8. The coaching crew shld make sure that quality is maintained. They shld consider the club’s interest first before any player. Those playing well be kept while those who are not be flushed out by next season. I’m enjoying the club’s progress. we hope the team will fight bravely to the end of the season. ‘Never walk alone’

  9. I think the coach of lfc, should let the likes of kolo toure, iago aspas, glen johnson, daniel agger to leave the club, coz there are all due for changes, they have drop form completely and they should be replaced by top qualities players, as we prepaire for campions league come next season.