Mario Balotelli will not be allowed to leave on loan this January, despite the Liverpool star requesting a return to Serie A…
Brendan Rodgers rubbished reports linking Mario Balotelli with a move away from Anfield in January, and claims he wants to keep his squad together not break it up, according to Caught Offside.
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The former Manchester City star has been a complete flop since his summer switch to Liverpool, prompting suggestions that he could be on his way out after just six months.
Rodgers is not ready to give up on the £16m man just yet however, and insists he is staying put this winter.
“It is not something I have even thought about, to be honest,” the Liverpool manager said. “We have had a lot of games this season and a lot of competitions and at this moment, the key for me is trying to keep this squad together.”
The 24-year-old has seen his first team spot usurped by Raheem Sterling, with the Merseyside manager preferring to play a false nine over the misfiring Mario Balotelli.
With the controversial forward yet to find the net in the Premier League this season, it’s no surprise that patience with him is wearing thin.