Mario Balotelli just didn’t seem to have what it takes to succeed at Liverpool.
The Italy international joined the Reds on the back of a spell at AC Milan in 2014, where he had managed 30 goals in 54 matches. It wasn’t his first spell in the Premier League, with him previously having spent time with Manchester City, and his performances back in his homeland indicated he may be ready to prove exactly why there was so much hype about him as a youngster.
However, it wasn’t to be at Anfield. He managed just four goals in 28 matches for the club, and he was out of the door on loan in August 2015, returning to Milan. By the time he rocked up again in Merseyside, Jurgen Klopp was the manager, and according to The Athletic, the 29-year-old was desperate to impress the new boss. However, the decision had already been made for him to depart permanently, and he joined Nice.
Should Jurgen Klopp have given Mario Balotelli a chance?
Many took to the social media platform to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments below.
That’s so harsh tbh, manager’s decision as always but just goes to show you don’t always get a clean slate
— stricky (@strickyfootball) April 22, 2020
I think he deserved at least 6 months TBF..
— (@KXNGSLXY) April 22, 2020
JK should have given him a chance…but tbh he was never going to cut it under Klopp style
— Benedict (@NigeriaKops) April 22, 2020
That’s actually very sad Klopp should’ve given him a chance. https://t.co/DgTmxHvVMs
— Walter Scofield (@JogaAdamBonito) April 22, 2020
Yeah Klopp out https://t.co/43NgVheUB3
— LFCJ__ (@LFCJ__) April 22, 2020
I wouldn’t have actually mind seeing him under Klopp to see how he would do
— Jordan (@Jordan_LFC19) April 22, 2020
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