Report: Jurgen Klopp tells Mario Balotelli to leave Liverpool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

The striker is far down the pecking order at Liverpool.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told the Telegraph that Mario Balotelli has no future at the club.

The striker spent last season on loan at Serie A side AC Milan after a disastrous first season at the club under Brendan Rodgers.

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He did not impress at Milan and as a result they opted against making his move a permanent one this summer. He has since returned to Anfield, where he has been a part of Liverpool's pre-season routine ahead of the new season.

Klopp left him out of his side that that took on Tranmere Rovers in their first pre-season friendly last week though, and has now confirmed that the striker does not feature in his plans.

“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.

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

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

It remains to be seen whether any clubs will make a move for Balotelli in this summer transfer window.

His last two seasons have been unimpressive to say the least and they have done serious harm to his reputation in the game.

He is considered a risk by many clubs as a result, and despite what Klopp may think, it is hard to see anybody making a move any time soon.

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