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4 Liverpool Players Who May No Longer Have a Purpose at Anfield
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Brendan Rodgers has had the full season to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the unit he took command of at the beginning of the current campaign.

Some members of the squad failed to shine, some lost their sparkle while others used the intense pressure of forces like public scrutiny, managerial expectations and limited opportunity to transform themselves into bright sparks. 

There have been some pleasant surprises in what has come out of Rodgers' first big wash in charge, and it is evident that not too many babies are likely to get thrown out when the dirty water is discarded. The rapid exit of Nuri Sahin is proof that Rodgers will pull a plug when he feels it needs to be pulled.

Loanees like Danny Wilson, Jay Spearing, Daniel Pacheco and Andy Carroll will more than likely find their temporary spells become permanent stays. Want-away first-team fringe player Sebastian Coates will find that his services will no longer be needed on at Anfield.

Preseason prevarications may have hampered Rodgers' ability to assemble the cast he might have wanted, but with almost a full season in the books, he is no doubt sharpening his axe.

Here is a look at some of the main contenders for the chopping block. 

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