Mario Balotelli's time at Anfield appears to be over.
The news is not surprising as the Italian was not in the Liverpool squad which went on pre-season in Thailand, Australia and Malaysia - after an unsuccessful season in England.
Now several English media, including the Independent, say that the 24-year-old yesterday received a clear message from Manager Brendan Rodgers, that he finished in the club.
And if the message was not clear enough, Balotelli did not gain a place in any of the two Liverpool teams that will be in action this weekend, writes the Mirror. One team will this weekend go to Finland to play against HJK Helsinki. The second team will play against Swindon, where it is expected that Christian Benteke makes his debut, but in neither team Balotelli will appear.
The 24-year-old this summer has been linked to several Italian clubs, including Lazio and Bologna.
Brendan Rodgers have ordered Balotelli to train alone, away from the rest of the team, writes the Independent.
Balotelli was the major player Liverpool had hoped for, but according to the Mirror, he has now been notified that he is the club's seventh choice among attackers, behind youngsters Jerome Sinclair and Sheyi Ojo.
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