Mario Balotelli has failed to offer any indication that he is worth the £16 million that Liverpool paid to sign him in last summer's transfer window.
One league goal this season was not what Liverpool had in mind when signing the controversial striker. And, following, the 'shut up' message he sent to detractors this week, now is time for the Reds to say goodbye.
It is evident that Balotelli has not changed and is the same controversial, self-centred person he has always been. He at Anfield with this tag and he has done nothing to shake it off during his short spell on Merseyside.
Same old Mario
The hope was that Balotelli would change his work ethic and attitude and give his all for Liverpool. This was his last chance and, unfortunately for him, he has blown it.
His laziness and poor attitude has done nothing but convince yet more people that he is a lost cause. Balotelli does not listen and does not respect anyone, as was shown clearly when he refused to let Jordan Henderson take a penalty against Besiktas. Steven Gerrard, along with everyone else, was not amused.
Balotelli has failed to even contribute to one assist this season and has a constant, unchanging habit of shooting from 40 yards out and 40 yards over the bar. We are all waiting for something to happen, that in reality will never do so.
Balotelli was heavily linked with a move away from Anfield in January but decided to fight for his place at Liverpool. However, the emergence of Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling, alongside Divock Origi, who will be joining Anfield in July, should convince Balotelli that it is time to move to new pastures green.
In recent weeks Orlando City and Sampdoria have posed an interest in Balotelli but the question remains, where will he be come the start of the next campaign?
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