Rodgers facing massive rebuilding job


Captain Steven Gerrard has already agreed to join MLS side LA Galaxy, while defenders Glen Johnson and Kolo Toure are out of contract and are set to go on free transfers.

Raheem Sterling is embroiled in a contract stand-off with Manchester City certain to make an offer. Defender Martin Skrtel’s future is also unclear as he is yet to agree a new contract, with Wolfsburg planning a move for him.

Right back Javi Manquillo is set to return to Spain after failing to make an impact and Mario Balotelli’s £16million switch from AC Milan has been a disaster.

Liverpool will listen to offers for him, although getting rid of a man on £80 000 per week will be easier said than done.

Balotelli’s fellow strikers Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert could also depart.

Finally, Liverpool are looking for a goalkeeper to replace or put pressure on Simon Mignolet, meaning Brad Jones is the 10th player who would be surplus to requirements.

There was one good piece of news for Liverpool fans last night when Jordan Henderson agreed a new £100,000-a-week deal until 2020. Henderson, 24, is the third player in the squad to agree a contract extension, following Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho.– Daily Mail

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