Mario Balotelli has seemingly been told by Liverpool that his Anfield career is over, but Manchester United legend Gary Neville has questioned whether the club really needed to tell him.
Taking to Twitter, the former Manchester United captain, and now Sky Sports pundit, opted to take a cheeky dig at the ex-Manchester City man, who has struggled in his second spell on English soil.
The controversial Italian endured a torrid 2014/15 campaign on Merseyside, failing to produce the goods under the Brendan Rodgers regime.
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And, unsurprisingly, it appears to be only a matter of time before the forward leaves Anfield behind, as long as the club manage to find a suitable buyer.
Ultimately, after scoring just one goal in the entire Premier League campaign last time round, the £16 million man won't be missed by the Anfield faithful.
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Liverpool will be stronger
Ultimately, with the trio of Balotelli, Rickie Lamert and Fabio Borini seemingly heading for the Anfield exit gates, the Reds will be a different proposition next term. Belgian youngster Divock Origi, of course, has joined up with the club after his spell out on loan, and he will no doubt be hoping to prove his credentials at the club.
His international teammate Christian Benteke, the club's big-money signing from Aston Villa, will most definitely bring something different to the side next term, as they go in search of success on the domestic scene.
The signing of Benteke may well prove a risk for Brendan Rodgers, but he's certainly got the ability to score goals at Anfield.
One thing's for sure, though, Reds fans will be desperate to see striker Daniel Sturridge return to full fitness in the near future. Of course, the England international looks set to miss the opening of the campaign, but if he can regain his full fitness, then he will prove a huge threat for the club.
A partnership involving Sturridge and Benteke could be a wonderful one for Rodgers, who needs his strikers to fire his side up the division.
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