Metro certainly have Liverpool fans raising their eyebrows with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Mario Balotelli is set to stay at Liverpool until the summer.
Now as one of our punters notes, this is not exactly ideal news given not only has Balotelli struggled to score the goals this season; he has also found himself in a huge amount of trouble with the FA of late.
This was after the Italian international posted a less than advisable anti-racism message on the social network Instagram.
This is in addition to being pictured out on the town, causing issues in training and generally acting like the Mario we have all been familiar with since his Manchester City days.
Our landlord moves over to the pool table and makes it very clear that we think Balotelli will eventually bag a couple more goals this season.
That said, he will not be able to provide anything like what Luis Suarez did for the Reds last season and it is fairly clear that Brendan Rodgers needs to buy at least one more forward before the January transfer window is over.
If he doesn’t do this, our resident Reds fans think the Northern Irishman can forget about a place in the top four after a disappointing goalless home draw to Sunderland earlier today.
Liverpool fans. Would you be happy if Balotelli stayed past the end of the season or is he someone you need to ship out ASAP? Let us know your thoughts below.