Jurgen Klopp has informed Mario Balotelli he will be sold. But hopes to help him rediscover his form.
The Italy footballer joined Liverpool from AC Milan. And after scoring just one goal in 16 appearances, he was loaned back to AC Milan.
The 25-year-old could only manage a goal on loan with AC Milan. And he also missed three months due to injury.
However, the German hopes to help build Balotelli’s confidence back up before sending him to a club where he can be a leading figure.
“Since he has been back here, he’s been a good guy and I can’t say anything different than that,” said Klopp.
“Everything’s been good, it’s all okay. And now he’s here, we will do everything we can to get him fit.
“We want Mario to become the player he was before his injury. The talent is still there – no doubt about it
“When we have done the crossing, heading and stuff, he’s been world class. But this is not a situation where he should be battling with other players like this for one position so it’s clear we need a solution.
“There will be a club around who would be happy to have a new Mario Balotelli, if you like. I have spoken clearly to the player about that.
“It’s now time to make decisions and I try to help Mario to get in the best shape he can be in and we will see what happens.”
Balotelli, who made 16 league appearances for Liverpool in the 2014-15 campaign before being sent on loan last term, is contracted to the club until June 2018.