Liverpool round-up: Mario Balotelli failure could cost £30m

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Liverpool fans, good morning and welcome to the first of five round-ups this week.

Another weekend’s action has come and gone, leaving fans bitterly disappointed or healthily reinvigorated, depending on what side of the fence you fall on.

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Balotelli cost

Liverpool supporters washing their hands of Mario Balotelli have been given cause to complain this morning after it was claimed that the Reds are still funding £60,000-a-week of the Italian’s wages.

Balotelli is currently on loan with AC Milan, but it’s now emerged that he didn’t take a pay cut to force through the transfer, despite Liverpool having initially maintained their stance that they wouldn’t be financing his move.

The Mirror reports that Liverpool could end up paying £30million thanks to Balotelli’s failure to settle at Anfield, with the wages adding to the £16m it cost the club to originally buy him from Milan in 2014.

To say the stats are damning is an understatement considering he contributed just the one Premier League goal last year.

Origi loan

In other news, forward Divock Origi could be sent on another loan, after doing little to impress this season with the opportunities he’s had.

It’s claimed his immediate future will hinge on the fitness of Daniel Sturridge, with Liverpool ready to send him out on loan if Sturridge can prove himself fully recovered from his injury woes.

Carragher on Rodgers

Lastly, Anfield legend Jamie Carragher has pleaded with fans to give Brendan Rodgers more time in charge of the club, despite Liverpool’s slow start to the season.

The Reds opted against sacking Rodgers over the course of the summer, despite having endured a relatively drab campaign last time out, and although the poor start this time around has dented confidence, Carragher wants supporters to keep the faith.

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