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Liverpool FC: Five Players the Reds Should Sell in the Summer Transfer Window

Mitch HubbleContributor IMay 15, 2011

Liverpool FC: Five Players the Reds Should Sell in the Summer Transfer Window

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    Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

    When Kenny Dalglish took over in January, fans were calling for a full clear-out of the squad at Anfield after Liverpool found themselves in dire straits...just four points above the relegation zone.

    But as we've seen in the last few weeks, in the form of Maxi Rodriguez's incredible run of amazing performances, Kenny has been able to lift those players and inspire them to new heights. 

    But with some, it's just not worth the bother. And as Liverpool look to make a title push next season, the Reds will be forced to sell those players who are not performing well (or not performing at all!), to help fund a spending spree in the transfer market.

     

    Here are five players the Reds should sell in the summer transfer window:

Christian Poulsen

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    Liverpool will want to move Christian Poulsen on quickly, but who could be silly enough t buy him?Alex Livesey/Getty Images

    Yet another one of Roy Hodgson's transfer flops, Christian Poulsen has struggled to keep up with the pace of the Premier League and has failed to impress the majority of Liverpool fans.

    He's 31 years old, lacking pace, confidence and trickery...the Dane is certainly not needed at Anfield. But who else would be willing to take Poulsen on board? 

    According to the Liverpool Daily Post, the only interest so far has come from FC Copenhagen, but other Danish clubs are also lining up a move for the midfielder.

Paul Konchesky

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    You know Newcastle United are doing it tough when they want Paul Konchesky.Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    Paul Konchesky's move to Liverpool has been nothing short of a disaster for everyone involved. 

    Today the 30-year-old finds himself at the lowly Nottingham Forest, compared to being in the Europa League final with Fulham last season; things have changed a lot for Konchesky in just 12 months.

    Although the Englishman will be returning to the Merseyside soon as he returns from loan, his stay won't be greeted nor lengthy, as the Reds look to sell him in the summer transfer window.

    Newcastle United seem to be the frontrunners in the race (one with very few competitors) for Konchesky and will reportedly wrap him up for around £3-£4 million come the summer. 

David Ngog

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    Time for Ngog to move on? Or is he a part of Liverpool's future plans?Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

    When David Ngog signed for Liverpool back in 2008, Liverpool manager praised his scouting network for finding such a player for "a very cheap price." Looking back on Ngog's performances, Rafa will now know why the Frenchman was so cheap. 

    Ngog lacks pace and trickery...the necessary requirements for any average striker. Putting it quite simply, a player of his quality has no place at a prestigious club like Liverpool. 

    It's time to show him the door once and for all, while he's still young and profitable. 

Milan Jovanovic

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    From the very start of his Anfield career, Milan Jovanovic has been glued to the bench for no obvious reason.

    The Serbian had a brilliant World Cup in 2010 upfront and on the wing, but never made his way in to a Liverpool side that lacked width. Doesn't quite make sense, does it?

    One thing is clear though, Jovanovic needs to try and get his career back up and running and leaving the Merseyside would be the best way to do that.

    From the club's point of view, there is a lot of money to be made out of his transfer, because despite his misfortunes at Liverpool, Jovanovic is still a world-class player.

Joe Cole, Maxi Rodríguez, Sotirios Kyrgiakos or Alberto Aquilani: Take Your Pick

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    Three Anfield misfits, but who should go in the Summer?Scott Heavey/Getty Images

    This fifth slide gives you, the readers, the chance to voice your opinions. Just leave a comment below, telling us who out of these four players should leave in the summer and a reason behind that point of view. 

    The option that receives the most votes will be the subject of an article next week that details why they should go in the summer. So get commenting!

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