Penalty Incident Could End Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool Career Says Ex-Reds Star

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Former Anfield ace makes shocking Balotelli claim.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has hit out at controversial striker Mario Balotelli following his on-pitch bust-up with team-mates over a penalty this week.

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Speaking to talkSPORT, Redknapp said that the Italian international showed a lack of respect after taking the ball off Jordan Henderson to take the penalty himself.

Although Balotelli scored, Redknapp thinks his relationship with his colleagues at Anfield suggests he may not last long at the club.

“The problem you have with Mario is I don’t think he has got a lot of respect for anybody,” the former England international said.

“He is an incredibly confident penalty taker and very good at it, but it is that lack of respect that he has.

“I don’t see long-term he will be at Anfield, I really don’t. He has scored a couple of goals in fairness, the goals against Tottenham and yesterday were important.

“But I am sure Brendan Rodgers is thinking he is more hassle than he is worth because he hasn’t produced the quality you would like and when you look at other players around him they don’t seem to enjoy his company on the field.”

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