The five Liverpool stars whose deals end in 2015 - Who should stay?

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Liverpool have decisions to make regarding five of their current first-team squad, so who should stay and who should go?

Five Liverpool players are in the final year of their current contract, which begs the question: Who will the Reds keep and who is approaching the end of their time at Anfield?

Steven Gerrard, Jon Flanagan, Suso, Glen Johnson and Kolo Toure are all less than 12 months from the conclusion of their present deal, with more question marks surrounding some than others.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers revealed earlier this summer that a new deal for Gerrard was a formality, and that the England international was expected to play for the club well into his thirties.

Similarly, Flanagan’s progression is such that it is surely only a matter of time before a new deal is offered to the 21-year-old.

The versatile defender spoke at the end of last month about the likely prospect of putting pen to paper on a new contract and, despite the recent arrivals of Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno, there is no doubt Flanagan will be a mainstay of the Reds’ defence for the next decade and beyond.

The same may not be said for either Johnson or Toure, who both look like they could be coming to the end of their time at Anfield.

With Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho all ahead of Toure in the pecking-order, and with Tiago Ilori surely only a year or so away from staking a claim for a first-team spot himself, the Ivory Coast international is likely to be heading on next summer.

And Johnson could join him as a free-agent, with no sign of talks over a new deal and the presence of a number of exciting young full-backs suggesting the former Chelsea defender could be off come July.

Likely to stay: Gerrard, Flanagan

Likely to leave: Toure, Johnson, Suso

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