The five players Liverpool fans want sold this summer

So Liverpool’s loss to Hull last night all but ended their hopes of finishing in the top four.

A seven point gap between themselves fourth placed Manchester United with just four games remaining means Brendan Rodgers’ side look will have settle for another season in the Europa League next term.

After spending over £100million on new recruits last summer, there’s no other way to dress up Liverpool’s disappointing campaign other than it being a complete and utter failure.

It initially stems from their struggles to adapt to life without Luis Suarez after his move to Barcelona last summer, and the ongoing injury struggles of Daniel Strurridge that has left them extremely short of fire power up front.

So who should get the Anfield axe this summer? We asked Liverpool fans to vote in our poll a couple of days ago, where they could vote players up and down depending on whether they wanted to see the back of them or not.

179 Reds fans took part in the poll and had their say on the player’s they want replaced by the club in the summer. And the results are a tad surprising…
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5. Rickie Lambert

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Lambert earned a dream move to his boyhood club last summer after rising up from non-League football to become one of the most prolific strikers in England.

But it could be argued that his move to Anfield came a few years too late, not to mention the fact he had some pretty big shoes to fill once Suarez left for sunny Spain.

And just two goals in 21 Premier League outings hasn’t exactly convinced the Anfield faithful that he’s the man to help fire them to a Premier League crown.

107 of the Liverpool fans who took part in the poll want to see the back of him at the end of the campaign, while just 38 reckon he can still offer something positive to their side next season.

4. Mario Balotelli

Balotelli

Mario Balotelli’s £16million move to Liverpool was supposed to be the signing to fill the void left by Suarez, but instead he’s been more of a hindrance than a help to Brendan Rodgers’ side.

A return of just one goal from 16 Premier League appearances simply isn’t good enough, and the Liverpool fans have clearly had enough of him.

And for most of the season it’s looked as if Balotelli himself isn’t particularly bothered that he hasn’t made an impact at his new club, which obviously adds to the frustration of the Anfield faithful.

112 fans voted for him to be sold this summer, while 35 optimistic supporters reckon he might just come good next season.

3. Brad Jones

Brad Jones (2)

There was a point this season when Brad Jones’ Liverpool career was looking positive. The stopper got himself a chance to impress in the first team after Simon Mignolet was dropped for a string of dodgy performances.

But that was short lived after he picked up an injury, which game Mignolet his chance to get his first team spot back and keep it, which he did.

So Jones is simply warming the bench once more, and the fans appear to believe it’s time for him to move on so Rodgers can go out and bring someone else in who is capable of competing for that number one spot and, in all honesty, is good enough to take the number one jersey in the future.

117 fans voted for him to be sold, but 28 Reds fans reckon the club might as well just keep him at the club as a decent back up to Mignolet.

2. Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini’s seven Premier League goals while on loan at Sunderland last season looked to have reignited his career, but he turned down a chance to stay at the Stadium of Light permanently because he wanted the chance to prove himself at Anfield.

But that hasn’t happened and he’s managed just a single goal in 12 Premier League appearances this term, nine of which have been from the bench.

So perhaps Borini’s future does lie away from Liverpool, and 125 fans believe it’s time for him to move on and make way for a player who is a more capable back up to the Reds’ main strikers.

1. Iago Aspas

Iago Aspas

The Spanish striker signed from Celta in 2013 for about £7million, but hasn’t had much of a chance to live up to that price tag at Anfield.

Last season he managed to make 14 Premier League appearances and failed to score a single goal in the process, which led him to being shipped out on loan to Sevilla last summer.

And he’s only managed to find the net twice in La Liga this season, and has only completed a full 90 minutes on one occasions. That perhaps suggests he’s not the striker Liverpool thought he might develop in to when they signed him, and the Liverpool supporters don’t appear to be too keen on giving him another chance to prove himself.

124 Reds fans want him off the Anfield books, and 22 fans would be happy to see him play for them again next season.