Football - Liverpool FC: DIRK KUYT admits he does not know which of his Liverpool team-mates will still be around for the start of next season.
Both captain Steven Gerrard and striker Fernando Torres have been linked with moves to other clubs this summer.
A dismal campaign, finishing seventh in the Premier League after early exits from the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup has been compounded by ongoing financial difficulties at Anfield.
Manager Rafael Benitez believes he needs to bring in four or five players in the close season in order to get Liverpool back into the top four.
But with the debts of parent company Kop Holdings, set up by co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett when they bought the club three years ago, reaching £351million at the end of last season that seems unlikely.
And those money worries have only fuelled speculation that big-name stars will be offloaded to ease the stricken finances of the up-for-sale Anfield outfit.
“In football you can never be sure what is happening and at this time we know the club looks very bad,” said Kuyt.
“We are looking for new owners and you don’t know which players are going to stay or go.
“But Liverpool is a club with a great history and great supporters and we have to stay close together and fight really hard.
“Every player is interested in what is going on but, if I am honest, I can’t blame that side of things for some of our performances. For me the most important thing is keeping the main players. Hopefully we can then buy a few more key players and start winning trophies.”
The future of Benitez may still be undecided but Kuyt expects the Spaniard to remain in charge.
“The manager has four years left on his contract so I don’t expect him to leave unless something else happens,” added the Holland international.
While most Liverpool fans and people connected with the club will be happy to see the back of a dreadful 10 months, Kuyt stressed it was important not to gloss over the failings too quickly.
“It has been a hard season and we did everything to change things,” said the 29-year-old.
“You can say we have to forget what has happened but, really, we have to learn from the mistakes we made.
“We’ve got to push next season and be bouncing from the start.”
Meanwhile, the Football Association are looking into the crowd disturbance and pitch invasion during Liverpool’s goalless draw at Hull City on Sunday. Hundreds of fans rushed on to the field at the final whistle and a number surrounded Steven Gerrard, who was seen to angrily push one away.
There were also minor skirmishes between the rival fans who were seen throwing objects at each other across one corner of the KC Stadium.
The FA are currently in the process of studying a report from officials and match delegates and will also request information from both clubs before deciding on their next course of action.