Liverpool: Three players not good enough for Jurgen Klopp's side

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Under Jurgen Klopp's guidance, Liverpool are very much a club on the up. They are yet to hit the required level in terms of consistency, but they are slowly but surely improving and starting to look like the team Klopp wants at his disposal. 

Needless to say, however, there will be changes at Anfield this summer. With the season approaching its end, there's every chance that Klopp will be plotting and planning ahead of the 2016/17 campaign. 

The majority of Liverpool fans will, understandably, be hoping to see their club splash the cash, but there's also a very good chance that a number of their players will move on. 


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Klopp has had long enough to get to know his players on Merseyside, but one or two of them will still have to impress over the coming weeks to ensure of their place in the set-up next term. 

Which players, then, could be in trouble this summer? Well, here's three players that may not be good enough to make Klopp's side ahead of next season...

Martin Skrtel 

Sorry, Martin, but you may have blown your big chance. The Liverpool defender returned to first-team action in the club's last Premier League outing against Southampton and it's safe to say that things went horribly wrong. 

Skrtel replaced Dejan Lovren at half-time and Liverpool, who were 2-0 up went on to lose the game. The centre-back had a day to forget and will surely move on ahead of the new campaign. 

At 31, Skrtel is past his best and it's time for him to seek pastures new. Reds chief Klopp will be well aware that Liverpool haven't been good enough in the defensive department for far too long, so he must change that in the immediate future. 

Simon Mignolet 

First thing's first, we're not necessarily suggesting that it's time for Simon Mignolet to leave Anfield, but we are most definitely suggesting that it's time for Liverpool to look for an upgrade. 

Mignolet is an adequate number two goalkeeper for a team with aspirations of securing a place in the Premier League's top four, but he is not good enough to start week in, week out. 

Klopp has backed the Belgium international throughout his short tenure so far, but he will know only too well that Mignolet isn't quite up to the required level. The 'keeper has been the subject of criticism time and time again throughout the course of the campaign. Nine clean sheets from 28 Premier League games is by no means disastrous, but Mignolet has just made too many mistakes. 

Christian Benteke 

Things just haven't worked out for Christian Benteke. He's certainly not the type of player that Klopp admires and that has been clear for all to see. 

Under the new regime, Benteke has been limited to sporadic appearances and it's unlikely that things will change between now and the end of the campaign. With just seven goals from 25 Premier League outings this season, the Belgium international's statistics make pretty grim reading. 

Benteke has a number of fine attributes - he is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League - but his Liverpool dream will probably be over before it has ever really begun. 

Liverpool fans: do you expect these three players to leave at the end of the season? Have your say below! 

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