Liverpool Transfers: 5 Players Who Might Not Be Back at Anfield Next Season

Shehryar KhanCorrespondent IIIMay 12, 2011

Liverpool Transfers: 5 Players Who Might Not Be Back at Anfield Next Season

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    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 01:   Liverpool fans on the Kop display banners in support of their manager Kenny Dalglish the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool  and Newcastle United at Anfield on May 1, 2011 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive
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    Liverpool are likely to let some of their players go next season in order to make more signings as Kenny Dalglish aims at rebuilding a squad that would bring silverware and Champions League football back to Liverpool. 

    Kenny has given opportunities to young players from the youth team and some of them have been impressive and would be a part of Liverpool for the upcoming seasons, which would make it difficult for the five players in this list to feature in Liverpool's colors next season.

    Here is my list..  

Paul Konchesky

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    NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 15:  Paul Konchesky of Nottingham Forest in action during the npower Championship match between Norwich City and Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road on April 15, 2011 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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    Konchesky was signed up by Roy Hodgson from his former club Fulham and is currently on loan with Nottingham Forest. 

    Konchesky was impressive with Fulham and earned an England cap but was unable to replicate his form with Liverpool and had a string of dismaying performances which forced him off the starting 11.   

    Liverpool have struggled to fill in that position and Kenny Dalglish has been linked with a number of left-backs, including Newcastle's Jose Enrique.  

    Perhaps Roy Hodgson would be interested in signing his £3 million left-back again. 

Sotorios Kyrgiakos

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    NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 11:  Sotirios Kyrgiakos of Liverpool challenges Shola Ameobi of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James' Park on December 11, 2010 in Newcastle, Engl
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    The hard-tackling defender can be a nuisance at times, and it would in the best interest of Liverpool if Kenny Dalglish can replace him. 

    There are young defenders in the Liverpool squad ready to take the jump into the first team squad so I don't think it would be much of a problem.

Christian Poulsen

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    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - FEBRUARY 09:  Ashley Young of England is challenged by Simon Kjaer of Denmark during the International Friendly match between Denmark and England at Parken Stadium on February 9, 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Ge
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    Another tough tackling midfielder, Poulsen failed to live up to the standards and was never a fan favorite at Anfield. 

    A Javier Mascherano replacement, Poulsen did not feature much under Kenny Dalglish and was replaced by the young and impressive Jay Spearing.

    He could be one of the players going out of Anfield this season and a U-turn to Juventus could be on the cards.  

Milan Jovanovic

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    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12:  Charles N' Zogbia of Wigan Athletic competes with Milan Jovanovic of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Wigan Athletic at Anfield on February 12, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo b
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    A Rafa Benitez signing, Jovanovic has been warming the bench under Kenny. A bit-part player, Jovanovic did not live up to his reputation and is certainly on his way out. 

    Jovanovic's initial role in the team was to provide width from the left-flank and has failed to deliver. The Serbian who was brought in on a free transfer is most likely to end up in the Serie-A, unless a club in the Premier League takes a liking to him which I doubt.   

David Ngog

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    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  David Ngog of Liverpool is reacts after missing a goalscoring chance during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg match between Liverpool and SC Braga at Anfield on March 17, 2011 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by M
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    The signing of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez all but sealed the deal of Ngog. Although I never saw him as a first team player, the forward has filled in upfront for injured strikers. 

    Liverpool would be better of selling him and getting a decent striker to fill in as a backup. With Pacheco most likely to return next season, I'm not even sure if Liverpool need another striker.