Liverpool still paying Mario Balotelli wages

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Liverpool are still paying Italian striker Mario Balotelli £60,000-a-week to star for Serie A outfit AC Milan, reports the Mirror.

It has been claimed that the enigmatic forward, who departed Merseyside on a season-long loan deal this past summer, failed to take a pay-cut as he completed a return to Milan.

In fact, the report goes on to suggest that the former Manchester City man could cost Liverpool as much as £30 million. 


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Balotelli, of course, endured a torrid season at Anfield, scoring just one Premier League goal for Brendan Rodgers' side. 

Unsurprisingly, then, he left the club on a temporary basis, but it appears that his loan move has come at a cost for the Liverpool hierarchy. 

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Of course, the signing of Balotelli was always going to prove a risky one for Brendan Rodgers and Co. 

Reds fans will be pleased that the forward is no long plying his trade at Anfield, but it's certainly not ideal that the club are still paying his wages. 

Striker problems

With Balotelli out of the picture, Liverpool still have their problems in their pursuit of success. Rodgers' side only managed to secure a 1-1 draw with Norwich City yesterday afternoon as the likes of Christian Benkete and Daniel Sturridge failed to produce the goods in front of the Kop. 

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