Liverpool, whilst not in an insurmountable slump, could do with offloading some deadweight, especially if Rafa wants to spend spend spend in the summer. Here is a brief expose on who they could/should send packing and why. Feel free to join in!
John Arne Riise – apparently not happy at being out of the starting picture, well that’s not surprising given the long slump in form the Norwegian has experienced. Sure to be leaving, Aston Villa may be his next port of call.
Jermaine Pennant – touch and go as to whether he can cut it at Anfield. I think not, one useless cross after another. Rafa and Liverpool fans deserve better. Talk of a Bentley swap sound interesting, but is there any truth in the speculation?
Peter Crouch – I like Crouchy but if Rafa doesn’t rate him then surely it’s best to cash in on the England international? The club could get at least 10m for him in today’s market. He has only started six games in the league this season so clearly that say’s it all. Let him leave and he can try to restart his career, at Man City perhaps.
Andrei Voronin – Big disappointment, arrived with a bang but has not hit the back of the net in six months and eleven games. Surely Benitez can get some cash for the Ukrainian as well, and much like Crouchy, not really in the frame for a consistent spot and given Andrei is 28 clearly the occasional Carling Cup start isn’t going to make much sense.
Scott Carson – Well his departure to Aston Villa, when it inevitably occurs in the summer, will give Liverpool a nice cash boost and a pretty return on the 750k paid for the Leeds man 3 years ago. A good keeper yes but he is not going to unseat Pepe so it’s best to let him pursue a bright career elsewhere
Harry Kewell – yes Liverpool won’t get a penny for his departure, but won’t it feel good anyway! He has a lot of detractors, loads in fact. There are some who feel the complaints against the Aussie are harsh or unfair, these people are wrong!