Following a disappointing season Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to get rid of at least eight first-team players in the hope of revitalizing his squad.



First to go will be £16 million signing Mario Balotelli from AC Milan, after the Italian international only managed to score a solitary Premiership goal.



To be fair to Balotelli we have to wonder what Rodgers was thinking in the first place as the 24-year-old style of play is not suited to Rodgers fast-passing game.



Next on the list is fellow Italian striker Fabio Borini who they tried to sell last season, also former Southampton striker Rickie Lambert will be moving on to try and get more playing time after only having limited opportunities at Anfield.



What the Reds needed to do when they lost Luis Suarez to Barcelona was bring in a similar type of player, and perhaps when they failed to sign Alexis Sanchez, Rodgers panicked and signed Balotelli.



Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique and goalkeeper Brad Jones both have a year left on their current deals at Anfield, and will be made available for transfer while captain Steven Gerrard and right-back Glen Johnson will be moving to new pastures as well.



Add to that list Kolo Toure and Brazilian Lukas Leiva and you are looking at a massive savings in wages which should allow for Rodgers to bring in some quality replacements.