Liverpool fans name five first-teamers they want to ditch – including Mario Balotelli and Jose Enrique

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The Liverpool Echo have asked supporters to vote on which players they want the Reds to keep and sell this summer, following the official opening of the transfer window on Wednesday.

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Only five players came out of the poll with more fans wanting to see them go rather than stay. We’ve discussed those five players below and consider whether there is any possibility of them turning their respective careers around on Merseyside.

Mario Balotelli – 74.9% want to sell

The Italian only signed for the Reds last summer, joining us from AC Milan, as Brendan Rodgers gambled on one of the few players still available following the departure of Luis Suarez. Unfortunately, the gamble hasn’t paid off thus far. He managed just one Premier League goal during his first season at the club and only netted four times in all competitions. Several off the field incidents proved to be unwelcome distractions and Rodgers appeared to have lost faith in him completely by the end of the campaign.

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