Hodgson frustrated with Liverpool fringe players sitting on fat contracts
The situation is frustrating Hodgson and director of football strategy Damien Comolli, who want to free up space in the club's 25-man Premier League squad.
Glen Johnson would also like to leave after falling out with Hodgson but he is struggling to find another club prepared to offer the £120,000 a week he is paid.
It leaves Liverpool in a difficult position to reshape the squad and owners NESV are furious that previous managing- director, Christian Purslow, awarded several long-term contracts in the dying embers of the Tom Hicks-George Gillett regime.
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