Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has joked Liverpool should not boot Mario Balotelli out of the club just yet.
Neville was asked during a question and answer session for Breathe Sport whether Liverpool should give the Italian another season to prove himself, after a disappointing debut campaign for the club.
The pundit replied: "Absolutely and a 10 year contract."
Balotelli will be fortunate to survive at Liverpool past transfer deadline day, having been left out of the club's pre-season activities.
Sampdoria were linked last month by The Express, and while there is no progression on a deal, a fee upwards of £10 million would surely tempt Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool have options in attack, even if Daniel Sturridge struggles with injuries, new signing Christian Benteke has a chance of making a major impact, while Divock Origi and Danny Ings are also vying for roles.