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Liverpool striker set to miss out on Euro 2016; forward SLAMMED again for poor showing

Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli looks unlikely to feature for Italy at Euro 2016 next summer as he continues to struggle to prove his worth this season.

Following a miserable maiden campaign at Anfield last season, Balotelli was cast out on loan this season to AC Milan, with then-Reds coach Brendan Rodgers considering the international forward to be surplus to requirements on Merseyside this season.

So far, the former Manchester City’s return to Italy has been an abject failure; the striker has—admittedly—struggled with fitness concerns, but has largely failed to impress when he has been given the chance to shine.

Balotelli was given a chance to impress against Udinese this weekend when he came on as a substitute in a 1-1 draw for the Rossoneri.

Speaking after the match, Milan coach Mihajlovic has expressed his dissatisfaction at the hitman’s performance.

“Of course I expect more from him,” the manager began, as reported by Goal, “but his condition is not good enough to do his best.”

Balo’s ongoing struggles at Milan raise major doubts about his participation at Euro 2016. Italy aren’t blessed with a surfeit of attacking options, but it’s hard to see Balotelli muscling his way into Antonio Conte’s plans considering his dismal form.

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