Liverpool supporters woke up to the news this morning that Mario Balotelli, along with Jose Enrique and Fabio Borini, has been asked to train alone – separately from the first-team squad which will fly out to Finland for a friendly versus HJK tomorrow.
The decision from Brendan Rodgers proves the three are completely surplus to Liverpool requirements and available for transfer, too.
Many fans though think it’s disrespectful to our Champions League winning Italian especially – although others can understand Rodgers’ decision.
Which side of the fence do you stand?
Mario Balotelli at Melwood today. https://t.co/hr6IebkIWN
— Kristian vS Hæhre (@vonstrenginho) July 30, 2015
Lovely division of the fanbase on the Balotelli story. As long as we win our first six games the infighting between fans shouldn’t last.
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) July 30, 2015
Balotelli’s exclusion from training isn’t that unexpected. Rodgers’ always goes on about intensity in training. Bet Mario fitted right in.
— Varuna Jayawardena (@BrokenStylus) July 31, 2015
No doubt Rodgers handled Balotelli very poorly, but can you name a manager that’s consistently harnessed his talents? Honestly. — Rory Greenfield (@PapaG84) July 30, 2015
Wouldn’t suprise me if Balotelli is still a Liverpool player even after Rodgers is no longer Liverpool manager, though.
— Kevin (@emptyMINDZ) July 30, 2015
Rodgers doesn’t rate Balotelli, which is fine, but it’s not in the clubs interest to publicly ostracise him and thereby lower his value — John M O’Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) July 30, 2015
Rodgers ruining the unbelievably talented and amazing Balotelli. Thank god all these good managers are lining up to take him away eh?
— David Thomas (@Satriale80) July 30, 2015
The way Rodgers has treated Balotelli is awful — . (@ynwagram) July 30, 2015
Brendan Rodgers is treating Balotelli like he’s been trouble to him and his entire flopped career.
— αdυ-mΞηsαh (@eadumensah) July 31, 2015
@ibraista Rodgers has no reason to sell balotelli if he was working hard in training and turning up. We don’t see behind the scenes.
— liverpoolstuff (@liverpooIstuff) July 31, 2015
Rodgers treatment of Balotelli, borini, enrique is ruthless and actually what we need — Garang (@chemey8) July 31, 2015
Brendan Rodgers told Balotelli he has no future at Liverpool.I think Brendan is that manager who signs a player watching youtube videos.
— Kings of Final Third (@GOONERKSP) July 31, 2015
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