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8 Liverpool players who may have played their last game for the club

The Reds’ season ended in anti-climactic fashion against Sevilla last night.

1. Christian Benteke

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THE 25-YEAR-OLD has been a big disappointment since joining Liverpool for £32.5million. A decent start to his Liverpool career saw the Belgian international score seven goals in his first 19 games, but since the turn of the year, Benteke has managed just three goals, with first-team opportunities few and far between. Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino are all now ahead of the former Aston Villa player in the pecking order, and the striker is widely expected to move on, with West Ham among his rumoured suitors.

2. Simon Mignolet

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Despite recently signing a contract extension and doing little wrong in last night’s match, Mignolet has still struggled to win over many Liverpool supporters, with club legend Jamie Carragher among those to doubt his ability. And with talk of Mainz’s Germany U21 goalkeeper Loris Karius joining the club in the summer, Mignolet’s days at Anfield could be numbered.

3. Jordan Henderson

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Despite being club captain, there have been signs that Klopp is not totally convinced by the England international, who made the bench in Basel last night after a long spell out injured, but whose similar style to James Milner could count against him. Tottenham and West Ham have both been linked with the £25 million-rated player.

4. Mamadou Sakho

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After a shaky start at Anfield, the 26-year-old France international had been playing well this season, before he was suspended for failing a drugs test, leaving his future at Liverpool in doubt.

5. Joe Allen

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The 26-year-old Wales international has been used mainly from the bench by Klopp, and failed to make much of an impact after coming on last night. With the German manager likely to make big changes in the summer, the Welshman is looking like one of the more dispensable members of the squad.

6. Martin Skrtel

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Even with Sakho unavailable, Skrtel has not got much of a first-team look-in. Since the turn of the year, the Slovakia international has made just five appearances for the Reds since the turn of the year, and three of those were effectively meaningless end-of-season games. It would be a big surprise if he doesn’t make way in the summer, particularly with Joel Matip of Schalke set to come in.

7. Alberto Moreno

Liverpool v Sevilla - UEFA Europa League Final - St. Jakob-Park Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Made a poor mistake to allow Sevilla back into the game last night, prompting Jamie Carragher to urge the club to sign a “f***ing left-back”. It’s far from the first time the £12 million error-prone young defender has been at fault for a goal, so Liverpool could decide to cut their losses.

8. Lucas Leiva

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Despite doing a decent job at centre-back in the League Cup final, the 29-year-old Brazilian has been left out of the majority of Liverpool’s big games. And while he may ultimately have no say in the decision, the midfielder certainly hasn’t indicated he wants to leave, telling reporters ahead of the Europa League final: ”I’m so happy to play for Liverpool for such a long time and I feel we are getting close to something very important and something very good.”

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