Liverpool’s season thus far could be described as magnificent, especially when you consider the 8th place finish of 2015/16.
The Reds have been working well under the influence of Jurgen Klopp, and the German continues to develop his side into a potential title contender.
At the moment, Liverpool currently sit just six points off the summit of the Premier League and remain hopeful of ending a soon-to-be 27-year wait for a domestic title.
But how can Klopp continue his progression on Merseyside and ensure success comes? Some players within the squad continue to hold up any chance of claiming a title as individual mistakes remain the downfall of the team.
Despite the impressive victory over bitter rivals Everton, Klopp mustn’t paint over the cracks forming at Liverpool and sell some players not capable of taking the Reds to the level demanded.
Here are FIVE players Klopp should sell this January to cash-rich Chinese sides to gain maximum profit…
French international defender Sakho has been frozen out at Liverpool due to ongoing issues with Jurgen Klopp.
The German manager decided Sakho wouldn’t be a part of his plans at Merseyside due to constant behavioural battles the duo had during pre-season.
Sakho had been, arguably, the club’s best defender for the past two years but the potential sale to a Chinese Super League club could be ideal for all parties financially.
Since 2007, Brazilian midfielder Lucas has played in front of the Kop and become somewhat of a cult hero at Anfield.
However, with age clearly not on his side and his ability continuing to diminish, Jurgen Klopp should consider selling the Brazil international to the Far East for an enormous (well, relatively) fee.
Liverpool is an enormously supported club in China, so Chinese clubs are likely to pay an astronomical fee for the Merseysiders’ longest-serving player.
Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno’s Anfield career could quite fairly be labelled as poor.
Despite spending £20millon for his services in 2014, Moreno continues to disappoint but now the Reds may finally be given a chance to recoup the fee once spent on him.
Moreno could devastate the Chinese Super League where he would be required to do less defending and more attacking.