With every mounting Liverpool defeat, we as fans find ourselves excepting manager Jürgen Klopp from any blame for the reason that these aren’t his players.
Given the current squad is made up entirely of members of the old regime, there were always bound to be a few who didn’t grow into the new system as well as others.
What we underestimated, however, was the sheer magnitude of players incompatible with a style of football that Klopp has brought over from Germany.
If the Reds have title dreams, they would be deluded to expect the present team to be winning the Premier League.
With Pep Guardiola set to take over at Manchester City, and the whispers surrounding Jose Mourinho to Manchester United growing louder by the day, competition for the top spot will be stiff.
The bright side?
Liverpool have one of the best managers in the world, but before we can hope to contest for glory, the following players may be heading for the exit door.
Here are some who could leave at the end of the season: