Liverpool are title contenders again after three years. Jurgen Klopp has been able to transform them from mid-table to the summit of the Premier League with 26 points and 30 goals in 11 games this season. They suffered a short set back following their loss to newly promoted Burney but have been on fire after then and presently the most entertaining team in the league.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach has built a formidable team that is capable of delivering even at the highest level. The quartet of Philippe Coutinho Roberto Firmino, Saido Mane and Adam Lallana are red hot and threat to any opposition. They face Southampton in their next league game and a hectic festive fixture looms, which includes playing two games within 48 hours.
As the January transfer window draws closer we look at the players the Red Devils may have to excuse either on loan or sell.

1. Mamadou Sakho

The 26-year-old defender has a year to forget after wrongful drug abuse accusation which negatively affected his career. He has been frozen out of the first team and has been told by Klopp that his services are no longer needed by the club. There is every possibility of him leaving the Anfield in January. But with his potentials, the Frenchman has what it takes to be a world class defender and a temporal departure from the Merseyside on loan for six months would make him come back stronger and resourceful for Liverpool next season especially in the Champions League.

2. Tiago Ilori
Another defender that needs to be on his way out of Anfield is Ilori. The Portuguese defender has enjoyed some first team appearances but has failed to cement a place in Klopp starting XI. The likes of Lucas Leiva and Ragnar Klavan are ahead of him in the pecking order so the likelihood of getting regular football is bleak. At 23 he needs regular playing time which is paramount to his rising in his career. Selling him seems to be the best. He should accept that his future lies away from Liverpool.

3. Joe Gomez
The English defender is one of the exciting prospect of the club but with an already established back-line breaking into the first team is almost impossible at the moment. The best for him will be to be loaned out for him to garner more experience.