Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool striker he has no future at Anfield

“He’s not at the stage of his career where he should be battling with four or five other players”

Jurgen Klopp

Balotelli’s only campaign at Anfield brought just four goals before former boss Brendan Rodgers lost patience with the gamble that did not pay off.

When City signed the Italy international in 2010 for £24m, there was the belief they had captured one of Europe’s brightest talents from Inter Milan.

They were aware of his behaviour problems but many felt he would mature and focus fully on his career.

However, he is now 25 and has not shaken off the reputation for off-field antics despite numerous managers believing they could be the one to finally tame him.

Liverpool have Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings at the club to fill the forward position with Christian Benteke also still on their books for now so Klopp has no interest in trying his luck with the madcap striker.

But the German did point out to any potential buyers – with Serie A side Sampdoria believed to be interested – that the player is behaving in a professional manner.

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