Firebrand Jamie Carragher has told moaning Liverpool players to pack their bags if they aren’t committed to the club.
tar striker Fernando Torres and midfield general Javier Mascherano have both been linked with moves away from Merseyside after a shocking season which saw the Reds just sneak into the Europa League with a seventh-placed Premier League finish.
But Carragher has hit back at those unprepared to help Rafa Benitez’s side fight their way back into contention for major honours, stating that ‘better players have left and been replaced’.
“The people who want to be there will come back,” said Carragher.
“If people don't, then no problem. There will always be a Liverpool Football Club. People always talk about players leaving, about ‘is this the end of Liverpool?' but no chance. Better players than the ones we have now have left and we have replaced them.
“Anyone who doesn't want to be there, no problem, but we'll start next season with the players who want to do well.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City, one of the teams linked with Torres, have spelt out their intentions to splash the cash this summer with a £20m bid for Aston Villa midfielder James Milner.
It is expected that Villa boss Martin O’Neill will turn down the approach.