Liverpool have been tipped to sell up to ten players this summer.
Some signings from last summer simply haven’t worked out, but if the number of players leaving Anfield gets close to or into double figures, then it will leave Rodgers under immense pressure this summer.
It’s looking likely that the Reds are going to finish outside the Champions League places this season, which will impact the calibre and profile of players that the club can go after.
Letting several players leave in the hope that those coming in will ultimately better is made more difficult with only the Europa League to offer as a form of competition.
Liverpool’s current gap to fourth place is seven points so there is a slim chance the side can turn things round, but it’s going to be extremely difficult.
Rodgers is also going to be under real pressure if he’s forced to compensate for plenty of players leaving, alongside the pressure to improve the squad in other key areas.
One of the reasons the club could have signed players who haven’t worked out looking back to last summer is because the manager was under real pressure to bring in bodies to improve his squad options.
In short, he can’t be put in a situation where he’s signing players for the sake of squad options, rather than bringing in men who can do a real job for the team.
Some players haven’t worked, but creating a gaping great hole in Rodgers’ squad could do more damage than solving problems and everyone in powerful positions at the club must try and ensure that the club is in good position at the start of next season, to push the club back up the table towards the league title.