15 Feb 2016

Boss blasts: 'Extraordinary' £45m Liverpool attacker will never play 'for the team' again

Things appear to going from bad to worse for on-loan Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, and despite his allegedly' extraordinary attitude' at Milan, Sinisa Mihajlovic insists that the controversial Italian has played his last game for the club.

On Sunday, a clearly irate Mihajlovic blasted Balotelli for his lack of effort during Milan's 2-1 victory over Genoa. Speaking to reporters after the game, he raged:

"Those who don’t sacrifice themselves for the team will no longer set foot on the field. It wasn’t just Balotelli, there were another two or three as well”.

This follows a report last week in the The Independent, which claimed:

"Liverpool do not expect AC Milan to sign Mario Balotelli on a permanent basis. Milan are growing tired of Balotelli...and are unlikely to extend his stay".

I've defended Balotelli in the past, and maintain that view that Brendan Rodgers utterly failed to utilise him in the right manner (i.e. constantly playing him as a lone striker).

However, Balotelli - who, according to his deluded agent, is worth £45m - is (or should be) finished at Liverpool, and there's simply no way that the Italian will thrive in Klopp's Gegenpressing system.

Balotelli has two-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract, and there's surely no way Liverpool will recover his £16m transfer fee. So, what's the solution? Can Klopp get anything out of Balotelli, or should the club just let him leave for a knockdown fee in a bid to get him off the books?

Author: Jaimie K



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