Anfield side could cut their losses when the transfer window reopens.
Liverpool are ready to sell sell Mario Balotelli in January if he does not produce a marked improvement in form according to the Daily Telegraph.
The 24 year old has struggled for form this term and is still yet to net a Premier League goal and has come in for a fair amount of criticism and could be offloaded when the transfer window reopens.
The former AC Milan man was brought in to help fill the void left by the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona but as yet has proven something of a flop.
On the subject of Balotelli’s future Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has been fairly honest in his approach, stating;
“I think I said before this was a calculated risk to bring someone in, and nothing has changed. I’m not and haven’t been overly surprised by many things. We took in a young player that has football potential.
Were we going to get that focus and concentration that is required to play consistently at the top level? That is something that will remain to be seen. Time will tell. I think at this moment in time he’s working hard to show he can deliver that.
“Whether the criticism is deserved or not, it’s a part of the game, and you have to accept it. No one likes it, however it comes, but as an individual, as a team and as a coach, you have to accept that.
“As long as he’s doing his best, that’s all I can ask for as a coach and as a manager. Whether that best is going to be good enough in the longer term remains to be seen. But that’s the same for every player, not just for Mario.”
Balotelli it seemingly living on borrowed time and will have to start the delivering the goods, not least as Daniel Sturridge is set for further time out on the sidelines.