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Balotelli edges closer to Liverpool exit
Mario Balotelli’s long-term Liverpool future has been plunged into further doubt after the striker was excluded from the Reds match-day squad to face Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
The £16m summer signing has scored just twice since joining the club from AC Milan last summer, while his off the field conduct has also been called into question with a number of high-profile incidents.
“I am judging it every day in training – Mario is exactly the same as every other player, there is no special treatment for anyone,” added Rodgers.
“Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert are working tirelessly in training and when they go on they have contributed and young Jordan Rossiter, on the bench today, has been brilliant in training and I have to judge it on that.
“If you want to contribute you have to be at it every single day in training in order to be in the squad on matchday.
“I had a good chat with Mario and he knows what is required to be in this squad.”
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