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Benteke could be one of Klopp's casualties .

Three players Liverpool must get rid of this summer

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It's safe to say it's been a rather disappointing season for Liverpool.

The Merseyside club finished eighth in the Premier League, behind the likes of Southampton and West Ham United.

To make matters worse, Liverpool lost out to Sevilla in the Europa League final, blowing their best chance of getting their hands on some silverware, and booking a place in next season's Champions League in the process.

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The season fizzled out after promising on multiple fronts, leaving the fans in frustration.

Jurgen Klopp is expected to carry out a big overhaul of the squad this transfer window to ensure that doesn't happen again, but to make room for recruitments, some players would have to be shown the door first at Anfield.

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Here we take a look at three players that Liverpool should get rid of this summer.

Lucas Leiva

The Brazilian midfielder has been a great servant to Liverpool ever since joining the club in 2007, but at 29, many fans believe that Lucas is past his tenacious best and too inconsistent to feature prominently for the side. 

Lucas made a total of 21 appearances for Liverpool last season, with only one assist and no goals to his name. His tally of eight yellow cards highlights his rash style of play, which often ends up costing the team in important games.

With new players expected to come in, Lucas' time at Anfield might be up sooner rather than later.

Alberto Moreno

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A lot was expected from Moreno when he signed for the club in the summer of 2014, with Liverpool reported to have beaten the likes of Manchester United to his signature.

Two seasons on and it's safe to say the Spaniard has failed to live up to expectations.

The young left-back seems to be too eager going forward, forgetting his defensive responsibilities. A fact deeply exposed by Sevilla in the Europa League final.

Despite a continuous show of faith in him, Moreno hasn't been able to cut out the defensive errors and seems to lack the footballing knowledge required to be a top professional.

Moreno might yet come good for Liverpool, but he might not get the chance to do so.

Christian Benteke

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How quickly things change in football. A year ago, Benteke was being courted by some of the biggest clubs across Europe, and now he can't seem to get off the Liverpool bench.

The Belgium international has scored a meager nine goals in 29 appearances for his club, a highly unimpressive tally for a seasoned striker that cost £32 million.

Many fans believe that the club was wrong to sign Benteke in the first place as he does not suit the style of football associated with Liverpool, and given his stats from this season, those doubters may be correct.

Benteke has often looked like a fish out of water in the red of Liverpool and has been a shadow of his towering self, meaning a move away from Anfield might benefit both parties.

Will Jurgen Klopp decide to sell the above trio? Have YOUR say in the comment section below!

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