The Anfield side hope to find buyers for underperforming members of their squad.
Liverpool are readying moves to offload six first-team squad members as Brendan Rodgers’s side look to make room for summer signings, according to the Daily Star.
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The Northern Irish coach has already secured the signings of James Milner, Adam Bogdan, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez and Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the Liverpool manager would look to find buyers for less effective members of his squad.
The Uruguayan defender spent time on loan at Sunderland last season, and the Daily Star claim the 24-year-old is set to complete a £4 million move to the Stadium of Light.
The Italian international cost Liverpool £16 million last summer [via BBC Sport] and it’s fair to say the former Manchester City man has proven to be a huge disappointment.
It was always going to prove tough to fill the spot vacated by Luis Suarez, who helped Barcelona to a spectacular treble in his debut season at the Nou Camp, but nonetheless Rodgers couldn’t have expected Balotelli to prove quite so ineffective.
The forward managed just one goal in 15 Premier League appearances and one wonders how much Liverpool could recoup of their original outlay in the forward.