Atleast seven to eight players could depart from Anfield this summerReuters

Liverpool are preparing an exodus of as much as eight players this summer, as Brendan Rodgers looks forward to bringing in new players who can provide the club that cutting edge in the Premier League in the upcoming season.

Italian forward Mario Balotelli could be joining his compatriot Fabio Borini, as well as other players, including the likes of Sebastian Coates, Javier Manquillo, Spanish duo Luis Alberto and Jose Enrique, in the list of players heading out of Anfield this summer.

The 24-year-old Borini, who joined the Reds in July 2012, spent the entire 2013-14 season on loan at Sunderland, and returned to the Reds in the 2014-15 season. However, he didn't clock up too many appearances, and was relegated to the bench for most of the season.

According to the Mirror, Liverpool manager Rodgers has no plans to go ahead with Borini in the future, and has decided to offload him. The Italian forward, who has attracted interest from Fiorentina, Lazio, and Sunderland, has been slapped a £10m asking price.

Confirming the report of Borini's potential departure from Anfield this summer, the player's agent Marco De Marchi says that his client is desperate for a "new experience."

"Fabio wants a new experience, he feels like a lion in a cage," De Marchi was quoted as saying.

"There are teams from all over Europe interested in him - he has no preference, he just wants a team that gives him a clear chance to prove himself."

Borini, who started out as a Chelsea youth player, made 12 appearances in the Premier League last season, and got on the scoresheet once. He has ironically made more appearances for Sunderland during his loan spell, than he did at Reds in two seasons.

It has also been reported that that Lucas Leiva, Andre Wisdom, and even last season's big signing Lazar Markovic could be offloaded this summer, to make way for new additions.

Liverpool are trying to get their hands on Real Madrid's Asier Illarramendi to fill the void that has been left in the heart of midfield by the departure of club legend Steven Gerrard. The club have already snapped up four players this summer, and their transfer activity, it seems, is only getting started.