Liverpool boss not considering Balotelli move.
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled himself out of any summer move for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, report Sky Sports, after comments praising the Italian striker from Rodgers had led to him being linked with a swoop for the forward.
Rodgers was asked for his thoughts on Balotelli ahead of Liverpool’s pre-season friendly clash with AC Milan in Charlotte, which the Reds won 2-0, and lavished praise on the former Manchester City man, leading many to link him with a move for Balotelli, considering that Liverpool are still in the market for a striker.
It appears that man will not be Balotelli, however, with Rodgers’ words categorically ruling out any potential deal for the Italian international.
Balotelli had been linked with Arsenal for much of the summer, and is reportedly unsettled at AC Milan after portions of the Italian media blamed him for the Azzurri’s disappointing group stage exit at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Despite scoring the winning goal in the opening game against England, Balotelli was ineffectual as Italy crashed out with 1-0 defeats against Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have already seen a move for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy fall through at the last minute, as Rodgers continues to seek out a forward to help him replace Luis Suarez.