Date: 18th July 2011 at 11:00pm
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A quick thought: When I look at the current squad I am astonished at the amount of poor and inadequate players that grace the registration book within the Anfield walls.

Poulsen, Ngog, Jovanovic, Insua, Deggen, El zhar, Darby (why loan him, it is clear he will never make the first team), Eccleston, Kyrgiakos, Spearing, Wilson, Jones, Maxi, Ayala, Gulacsi, Hansen, Mendy, Mavinga.

These all contribute to what is one of the top 3 wage bills in the Premiership (according to Deloitte).

If only the above mentioned players were sold or released we would reduce our annual wage bill by about £40 million. That’s an average of about £40,000 a week per player and none of them would have to be replaced.
Liverpool currently have 49 players registered with a squad number and when you consider that Aquilani, Deggen, Jovanovic, Insua, Doni and El Zhar have not even been given squad numbers as yet it is mind boggling to think what are actual wage bill is.

With the big money signings we have made (Adam, Henderson, Carroll, Suarez and Downing) you can pretty much guarantee not one of them will be on less than £70,000 a week. Just getting rid of the dead wood that are not good enough to lace the boots of some of our players let alone pull the shirt on come match day would help to make the books look alot healthier.

While I understand that there will no doubt be comings and goings over the next few weeks, I will stick my neck on the line to say that I bet that no more than 5 of the above list will be off the LFC player register. Most will be loaned out with us paying the greater percentage of their wages.