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Published: 09:58 | 13/7/16

No Liverpool future for Balotelli - Klopp


Jurgen Klopp has told Mario Balotelli that he does not have a future at Liverpool.

Balotelli spent last season on loan with AC Milan but he struggled to make an impact in the Serie A and returned to Liverpool for the start of pre-season training.

The Italian, who has a year to run on his contract at Anfield, recently pledged to fight for his future at the club, but Klopp has made it clear that he is not part of his plans and has warned him he must look for a new club.

“I have spoken to him about this. He’s not at the stage of his career where he should be battling with four or five other players for one or two positions,” he told the Telegraph.

“We want him to become the player he was before his injury – the talent is still there, there’s no doubt about it. When we have done the crossing, heading and stuff he’s been world class.

“But this is not a situation where he should be battling with other players like this for one position, so it’s clear we need a solution.

“There will be a club around who would be happy to have the new Mario Balotelli. I have spoken clearly to the player about that.

“In this case it’s obvious. It’s now time to make decisions and I try to help Mario to get in the best shape he can be in and we will see what happens.

“I can talk of Mario because that one is obvious. I heard a lot about him ever since I came here.

“But since he has been back here, he’s been a good guy and I can’t say anything different than that. It’s not that he’s come back and said ‘who’s the boss, I’m the boss no sorry it’s you.’ It’s not been that at all. Everything’s been good, it’s all okay. And now he’s here, we will do everything we can to get him fit.”

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