Manager and player’s relationship surely damaged beyond repair?
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli had another poor game in the defeat at Besiktas on Thursday, and appeared to be snubbed by his manager Brendan Rodgers when taken off, the Daily Mail reports.
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The controversial Italian forward, a £16m summer signing from AC Milan, continued a disappointing run of form in the side, and didn’t last the 90 minutes in Istanbul.
Forever the centre of one media storm or another, Balotelli then aimed something of an angry stare at his manager as he headed for the bench, while Rodgers blanked the player altogether.
Balotelli’s future has been in some doubt for some time, and the 24-year-old surely doesn’t have a future at Anfield after this relationship breakdown with Rodgers?