Exclusive – Souness: Liverpool striker Balotelli has run out of chances

first_imgGraeme Souness believes Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has run out of chances at Liverpool and must be dropped.The Reds striker cut a forlorn figure during the first half of the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, and was removed from the action at the break.The Italian has struggled to adapt to life at Anfield, following a £16million move from AC Milan, and has already been criticised this season for some woeful performances.And Souness claims the 24-year-old needs to spend some time out of the starting XI to remind him of his responsibilities.“You can only give Balotelli so many chances, “he told Hawksbee and Jacobs. “He’s had those and not taken them.“They’re going to have to put him on the bench and make him watch on. He needs to give someone else a chance.“You want players, as a manager, knocking on the door saying, ‘I want to be in the team’. Some of the players on the fringes will be watching Mario and thinking, ‘I can do better’. I would drop him.”last_img

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