‘Klopp acted like a piece of sh*t over Balotelli’

Date published: Saturday 3rd September 2016 10:05

Jurgen Klopp acted like “a piece of sh*t” with regards to Mario Balotelli at Liverpool, according to Mino Raiola.

Balotelli left Liverpool after two tumultuous years at Anfield, having joined under Brendan Rodgers in summer 2014.

The Italian striker, who blamed “physical problems” for his struggles, left on a free for French side Nice ahead of Wednesday’s transfer deadline.

He scored just one goal in 16 Premier League appearances for the Reds, but never even featured under Klopp.

Balotelli’s agent, Raiola, has hit out at the German in comments given to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“In the end, the higher-ups at Liverpool admitted that Klopp was wrong [to send Balotelli to train with the reserves],” he said.

“I’m not trying to judge him as a coach – although, for me, he’s not a good coach – but he didn’t understand that Balotelli is, whatever else, a person.

“Mario has been exemplary. He never complained about training alone. To say that it was wrong of Klopp would be an understatement; he was a piece of s*** about it.”

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