Rodgers has now had a year to evaluate all his Liverpool squad and I predict this summer we will see a mass exodus of the inconsistent and poor players. Rodgers has already got rid of Cole, Maxi, Aqualiani, Adam, Bellamy and Doni and this exodus will likely continue in the summer. It has been widely reported that Rodgers will be handed a £20million kitty to spend making departures necessary to fuel the signings of 3-4 top quality players.
Jamie Carragher (CB)
One definite departure is the retiring legend that is Jamie Carragher. A stalwart of the Liverpool defence for over 15 years and an Istanbul hero, we have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Carragher and his presence will be missed both as a great defender but also the voice of passion on the pitch. The center of defence is certainly a position which will see vast change come the start of the next season.
Martin Skrtel (CB)
Last season Skrtel was named player of the season for his amazing performances and consistency but this year he has been all but that. A real liability at the back especially in the latter stages of the season he has fallen out of favour to the retiring Carragher. At 28 years old, the Slovakian has a reasonable resale value of about £12million and this may be the reason for Rodgers to allow him to move on. He has consistently been linked to his former club Zenit St Petersburg but there seems to also be interest from Arsenal in a attempt to sure up there shaky defence.
Sebastian Coates (CB)
Coates has failed to break into the first team, accumulation only a handful of first team appearances since his move in the summer of 2011. So much was billed of him after impressive performances at the 2011 Copa America. The young Uruguayan could yet have a future at Liverpool, however I think he will defiantly move this summer weather it be a transfer or a loan move am not so sure. There seems to be a host of Italian clubs such as Napoli and Fiorentina, the Reds could recoup the £7million they paid for him due to his young age and potential.
Oussama Assaidi (W)
This one baffles me, every time Assaidi has come into a game although not many he has looked lively and very skilful but he has yet to be given a proper opportunity in the first team. There seems to be something about Assaidi that Rodgers just doesn’t like, it’s a shame for such a good player with uncontested potential not to be given an opportunity. There were rumours that the player could have been bought without much deliberation with Rodgers. In the winter Galatasaray and Fiorentina where both linked with loan moves for the Moroccan, I feel that in the summer he could move to Ajax as part of a deal to bring Christian Eriksen to Anfield.
Fabio Borini (FW)
The Italian has been plagued by two long injures which have limited to five Premier League starts, the youngster in my opinion should be given another season to prove himself. Liverpool would certainly make a loss on the player and wouldn’t be able to recoup his £10.5million price tag. As with the rest of the players Fiorentina seem to have shown an interest.
Andy Carroll (FW)
£35million, just a ridiculous amount to player for such a mediocre player. Liverpool will never recoup even half of that money, and the time to cut their losses on Andy and move on has come in the summer. The only club which seem to want anything to do with Big Andy is Newcastle and an exchange deal to bring Hatem Ben Arfa to Anfield has been muted and I think would be beneficial for both sides. On the other hand Carroll could warm the bench for another season being cover to both Suarez and Sturridge.
Danny Wilson (CB) & Dani Pacheco (FW)
Both players out of contract in the summer and very unlikely that there contract will be renewed, Dani Pacheco was meant to be what Suso is now and Danny Wilson was just a player who was signed after only one successful season at least he only cost 1/10th of Carroll.