Mario Balotelli’s latest tweet showed that Liverpool is still in his heart, but definitely in his past.
The controversial striker, who is currently on a season-long loan at AC Milan, took to social media to wish the Reds luck ahead of today’s huge Premier League clash with rivals Manchester United.
Balotelli played 28 times for Liverpool after arriving from Milan for £16m, scoring only four goals, but the wording of this message of support suggests that he will not return to add to that total.
Good Luck to my ex team mates.. Come on Liverpool destroy them today
— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) January 17, 2016
Note: “ex team mates”. That is not the language of a player who has a future at Anfield, despite Brendan Rodgers – the manager who signed and then offloaded him – having been replaced by Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp is reportedly searching for a striker because of Daniel Sturridge’s constant injury troubles. Danny Ings and Divock Origi are also sidelined and Christian Benteke has struggled for consistency.
But it seems that Balotelli is way off Liverpool’s radar. The same cannot be said for West Ham United, who have been linked with an ambitious £10m move for the Italian international by The Express.
The 25-year-old has managed one goal in four games for Milan this season, so they might not exactly be jumping at the chance to sign him permanently, opening the door for his Premier League return.
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