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Andrea Pirlo Still Has High Hopes For Liverpool Flop

COLLECCHIO, ITALY - NOVEMBER 12: Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli (R) during Italy training session on November 12, 2012 in Collecchio, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has been speaking of his disappointment in Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli. The pair played together for the Italian national side in the early part of this decade, and at that time Pirlo thought the world was witnessing the development of one of the best talents in Europe. He reached the height of his powers when he …

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Klopp Identifies Six Players He Wants Moved Out Of Liverpool [Report]

Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool with Lucas of Liverpool during the first day back at Training in Melwood Training Ground on July 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Having used no less than 39 players during his debut season at Anfield, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has decided he wants a reduced squad to work with next season. Reports have emerged in the Daily Mirror that Klopp has identified six players he deems surplus to requirements at the club. Christian Benteke heads the queue on the unwanted list along with Lucas, Adam Bogdan, …

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Jürgen Klopp Confirms Liverpool Summer Clear-Out

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JULY 08: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a Pre-Season Friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 8, 2016 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that he has too many players currently at his disposal. Klopp was speaking after Liverpool’s opening pre-season friendly last night – a 1-0 victory against Tranmere at Prenton Park – and he admitted that a number of players would have to leave the club, as the squad has simply become too bloated. In quotes carried …

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Liverpool Rebel Balotelli Confident He’ll Eventually Win The Ballon D’Or

Mario Balotelli AC Milan

Despite a rough few years of below-par football, Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli has promised to prove his doubters wrong and eventually win the Ballon d’Or. The Italian international will meet up with Jurgen Klopp for pre-season training this weekend following a substandard loan spell at AC Milan. Balotelli signed for the Premier League side two years ago but managed to score only four goals …

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Liverpool Desperate To Flog Striker To Italy For Free

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen on stamping his authority on the Reds’ squad, and will therefore hasten the departure of Mario Balotelli. _____ The enigmatic striker has been told to report back to training at Melwood, due to the apparent lack of potential suitors for the 25-year-old. This is despite hope from the club that offers would be made …

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Former Liverpool Striker Hits Out At Ex-Manager Brendan Rodgers

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26: Liverpool Manager Brendan Rogers encourages Fabio Borini of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on August 26, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Fabio Borini did not enjoy the happiest of spells at Liverpool. The former Italian international scored just three goals in 38 appearances for the Anfield club across a three year spell – one of those years being spent on loan at Sunderland – before finally making a permanent move to the North-East in 2015. Borini was once a favourite of …

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AC Milan Set To Send Controversial Striker Back To Liverpool

MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 01: Mario Balotelli of Liverpool/AC Milan looks on during the TIM Cup match between AC Milan and US Alessandria at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 1, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

On-loan Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has had something of a miserable 18 months. Having signed for the Anfield club as a last resort £16million replacement for Luis Suárez in Auguat 2014, a largely goalless return to England resulted in public derision and repeated belittling from manager Brendan Rodgers. His professionalism was called into question on more than one occasion as …

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The Official Fee That Barcelona Paid Liverpool For Luis Suárez Has Finally Been Revealed

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

After a couple of years of Liverpool saying one thing and Barcelona another, the terms of agreement between the two clubs for striker Luis Suárez have been leaked. Football freedom fighters/horrendous vigilantes (depending on your own opinion) Football Leaks have disclosed the documentation in relation to the July 2014 transfer for the talented Uruguayan. Although sources in England claimed at the time …

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Jamie Carragher Names His Best And Worst Liverpool Teammates

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 23: Jamie Carragher of Liverpool applauds the fans during the Hearts v Liverpool UEFA Europa League play-off round match at Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh on August 23, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jamie Carragher has always been very honest about his time at Liverpool, so it should come as no surprise that he is happy to discuss both the positives and negatives of his time at Anfield. Speaking at a questions and answers event organised by the Daily Mail, Carragher answered questions from fans in relation to such topics as Liverpool’s chances …

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Bayern Star On Liverpool’s Radar As Klopp Plans Summer Overhaul

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUGUST 29: Mario Gotze of FC Bayern Munchen during a training session prior to the UEFA Super Cup match between FC Bayern Munchen and Chelsea at Stadion Eden on August 29, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Jürgen Klopp got his first taste of Wembley with Liverpool on Sunday, and is seemingly prepared to do the necessary to make sure it becomes a regular occurrence. Summer overhauls have become something of a tradition at Anfield recently – but with a manager in place that the fans would have over almost every one of the playing squad, this …

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Liverpool Close The Door On Mario Balotelli Return

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As if confirmation were ever needed, Liverpool have dismissed the prospect of prodigal son Mario Balotelli returning to the club in the summer. In fact, reports in the Liverpool Echo and Guardian this morning state that they are already taking steps to ensure his sale as soon as possible and that, shockingly, clubs in China have already registered their interest. …

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Watch: Brendan Rodgers Criticises Liverpool Transfer Policy

We’ve all heard the rumours that when Jurgen Klopp was appointed at the head of Liverpool, he wouldn’t have full control over transfer policy. However, the owners at Merseyside have always maintained that the manager has the final say. Brendan Rodgers has blown this out of the water in a recent interview on Goals on Sunday. Rodgers claimed that the …

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Video: Mario Balotelli’s Wondrous Free-Kick For AC Milan

Mario Balotelli has scored his first goal for AC Milan since returning to the Italian giants on loan from Liverpool. Following a poor season at Anfield, the striker is back in Italy, and his first start for the Rossoneri started perfectly, as he curled the ball into the top corner after just five minutes. From 30 yards out, it was a …

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Mario Balotelli – “Rodgers System Didn’t Suit Me”

Italian forward Mario Balotelli’s nightmare stay at Anfield has finally come to an end as AC Milan confirm that they have secured the wayward striker on a season-long loan deal. Balotelli, who scored just four times in 28 games for Liverpool, will return to Milan just 12 months after leaving the Rossoneri for Merseyside and while he admits that he takes …

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The Sad Decline Of Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli once unveiled a t-shirt featuring the caption “Why always me?” in reference to his much-scrutinised public lifestyle. That slogan has never seemed as ironic, as his newfound status as one of the biggest pariahs in football has meant that it may never again be him. Liverpool took a massive gamble in signing Balotelli last year. It’s not as …

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