Date: 9th May 2015 at 10:41am
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Mario Balotelli will be one of eight Liverpool players sold this summer as Brendan Rodgers looks to overhaul the Reds’ squad.

Fabio Borini, Glen Johnson, Kolo Toure, Jose Enrique, Brad Jones, Rickie Lambert and Lucas are all expected to leave this summer, following the Italian striker out of Anfield.

The Reds will miss out on a Champions League place this season unless they can overturn Manchester United in fourth place.

A sorry season which has seen Luis Suarez’s sale cause problems up front has seen pressure mount on Brendan Rodgers, but the Northern Irish boss is set to be given a summer overhaul to turn things around.

Balotelli, who cost £16m from AC Milan last summer has failed to make a mark and will be allowed to leave in a cut price deal, whilst the likes of Borini and Lucas will leave the club.

To match their exits, Rodgers has already begun the potential signings of Andrea Pirlo, Matteo Kovacic and others.