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Three players Liverpool should sell while they still have value

Despite recent losses to Manchester City and Chelsea, Liverpool are enjoying a stellar season under Brendan Rodgers and look well-placed to challenge for a place in next year's Champions League.

In anticipation of a strong second half of the season, the Reds are preparing to reinforce their squad in the January transfer window with several arrivals mooted.

However, certain members of the squad will have to make way for such buys and supporters will have their own ideas as to who shouldn't pull on the red shirt again.

Here at Squawka, we've nominated three players that we think should be heading out of the exit door in the next couple of transfer windows.

Glen Johnson

A disastrous performance against Chelsea was the last straw for many as the right-back has been in decline for some time with a series of lacklustre displays.

The former West Ham United youth product has thrown Rodgers' plans into disarray as it seems that two new full-backs will be needed to replace the current pair and restore confidence in the defence.

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The England international has won just 62 per cent of his tackles and just 56 per cent of his take ons so far this campaign, a poor statistic for an attacking full-back.

With rumours of Liverpool chasing the likes of Barcelona defender Martin Montoya, Johnson could find himself out of Anfield sooner rather than later.

Daniel Agger

A controversial choice considering his long service to the Reds cause, but with Mamadou Sakho settling in well at Anfield it may be time to move the Danish centre-back on with Barcelona known to be long-term admirers.

However, Rodgers may decide to hold off selling Agger until the summer with news emerging from Melwood that Sakho could be ruled out for up to two months after picking up a hamstring injury.

Agger Defensive Errors (2): PL 2013/14

A 54 per cent tackle success rate may hint at a beginning of a decline for the centre-back and with two defensive errors this campaign, perhaps the Reds will be better served by offloading Agger sooner rather than later.

Tiago Ilori and Andre Wisdom are being groomed as successors to the Dane, therefore Liverpool may be keen to cash in on the Dane while they still can.

Iago Aspas

Widely considered to have flopped at Anfield since his arrival from Celta Vigo in the summer, Aspas could be set for a swift exit as he struggles for form.

The striker has failed to find the net so far this season and currently holds an appalling Squawka performance score of -64, courtesy of attempting just two shots in nine appearances.

No wonder that with rumours mounting of Mohammed Salah's possible arrival, Rodgers is prepared to quickly offload the Spaniard deemed a lost cause.

With Italian striker Fabio Borini in good form on his loan spell at Sunderland, Liverpool could decide to cut their losses on Aspas and snap up a new striker in January.

These are three players that the Reds could do with selling, but truth be told, much more importance will be attached to who they sign in January - one of the most crucial windows in their recent history.