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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers might bring in Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer in the next transfer windowReuters

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly looking to make a mass clear-out at Anfield this summer, so that he can gather some funds to get some fresh talent into the squad.

The Reds, who enjoyed an excellent year in Rodgers' second season in charge, finished in second in the league, just two points behind champions Manchester City.

Though the Merseyside club scored 101 goals in the Premier League this season, they were poor at the back and that cost them as the title slipped out of their hands, following the 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Anfield.

And Rodgers admits Liverpool will need to bolster their squad in the summer, if they want to do well in the Premier League and the Champions League next season.

"We've only got two goalkeepers. We need another goalkeeper. We'll look to bring in two or three more at the top end of the field as well. We're after players that are hungry, that have ambition to become better players. We need technical players that can play in a fast game and we need technical intelligence," ESPN quoted Rodgers as saying.

Asked whether Liverpool would be going for younger players, Rodgers replied: "No, that means good players and you can be a good player at whatever age - 32, 33 - but, of course, I like the hunger of a young player, I like the fearlessness of a young player. It's about balance. You need the senior players around them to help them flourish and grow."

The former Swansea City boss is reportedly looking to bring in five to six new players, with Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana and Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker being his main summer targets.

This means that several players such as Pepe Reina, Daniel Agger, Martin Kelly, Kolo Toure, Sebastian Coates, Oussama Assaidi, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto may be shown the door this summer.

While loan out players like Reina and Assaidi are expected to make permanent moves to Napoli and Stoke City respectively, Aspas and Alberto may also be shown the way out as they failed to make an impact in their debut season at Anfield.

Defenders Agger, Coates, Kelly and Toure are also expected to leave as it was their poor performances at the back that ultimately cost Liverpool the title. Also on-loan players Aly Cissokho and Victor Moses, who were also unimpressive at Anfied this season, will probably be returning to Valencia and Chelsea respectively.