Grading the 10 players who spent time out on loan this season, including Jordon Ibe and Sebastian Coates

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Now the season is over, Brendan Rodgers will be thinking about which players have a future at Anfield, and which he would like to move on before the new campaign begins.

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Some of the decisions regarding players on the periphery of the squad will have been made easier, as while some were unable to make a mark on the first-team, they were able to gain some much needed experience out on loan.

But, if he remained in any doubt over their futures, here is a guide that may help decide their fate:

Luis Alberto (Malaga)

The 22-year-old has endured a difficult season in Spain. Despite scoring two winning goals for Malaga – the first of which came during his debut – he was restricted to a handful of appearances in La Liga, and spent most of the season watching from the sidelines.

His side – who qualified for the Champions League three years ago – barely managed to finish in the top half of the table. The Daily Mail reported that the Spaniard joined us for £6.8m two years ago, however, it is likely that he will be on his way permanently this summer, the Liverpool Echo report.

Grade: D-

Iago Aspas (Sevilla)

It is never a promising indication of a player’s future at their parent club when they are being loaned out at the age of 26. Unfortunately, Iago Aspas has not been the talent that we hoped for when he moved to Anfield for £9m two years ago (via The Daily Telegraph). So it was not a surprise that he was sent out to Sevilla last summer.

His appearances have mainly come in the Europa League and Copa Del Rey, although he did enjoy a decent run in the league in the latter stages of the season. He managed ten goals, although six of those came over two legs against lowly Sabadell. The Liverpool Echo suggested that he may also be looking for a new club in the summer.

Grade: D+

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