Date: 30th November 2010 at 10:35am
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As we get closer to January and the start of the transfer window, there are many players being linked with moves away from Liverpool in order to get regular first team football and also to free up the Liverpool wage bill and make funds available for us to buy new players.

Two names that are going to be continually linked with moves away from Liverpool until the end of January will be Ryan Babel and Lucas. Both players have never really set their careers on fire at Liverpool. Lucas, to his credit has risen his game a bit at Liverpool over the last couple of months and he gives us an option in central midfield especially with the departure of Mascherano. Lucas is miles better than Poulsen and thus I would rather have Lucas stay than letting him go. Sevilla are said to be interested in Lucas as they line up a bid for him in January. The smart thing would be to keep Lucas and if we are to let go of a player it should be Babel.

Babel has had a nightmare time at Liverpool. He arrived with such high expectations but he has never lived up to them. Some say he has not been given a fair chance at Liverpool and never had a long run of games. But even during the games he has played he has let us down. We can not continue to give him more chances if he is not going to take them. It is best we sell him and get some money for him which we can use to sign another player. Juventus are reportedly interested in Babel and I think a move away from Liverpool would do him well and us the world of good.

Do you think we should sell both players?