Some Liverpool fans were unhappy with manager Jurgen Klopp and the way that he treated Italian striker Mario Balotelli.
Balotelli was on loan at AC Milan when he arrived but was eventually sold to the Ligue 1 outfit Nice after Klopp made an instant judgement call on him during the summer of 2016, having only scored four goals in 28 appearances for the Merseysiders.
Should Mario Balotelli have been retained?
The Athletic revealed earlier this week that he was excluded from our USA tour and forced to train with the U18s after the boss had already made his mind up about him.
Because of this, supporters criticised Klopp and made their feelings clear towards him on social media. One fan described his actions as “harsh”, while another said that he “should have given him a chance”.
That’s so harsh tbh, manager’s decision as always but just goes to show you don’t always get a clean slate
— stricky (@strickyfootball) April 22, 2020
JK should have given him a chance…but tbh he was never going to cut it under Klopp style
— Benedict (@NigeriaKops) April 22, 2020
Kind of wish we gave him a chance cause the first season after we got rid of him he scored 15 in 23 games for nice scored loads since then as well did really well in France
43 goals for nice
8 goals in 15 with Marseille
— Ronan (@Ronan99_LFC) April 22, 2020
I think he deserved at least 6 months TBF..
— 𝙆𝙄𝙉𝙂 (@KXNGSLXY) April 22, 2020
I wouldn’t have actually mind seeing him under Klopp to see how he would do
— Jordan (@Jordan_LFC19) April 22, 2020
I wanted it to work out for him. Always wandered why Klopp never game him a chance during pre season. He has talent but isn’t a ‘Klopp’ player. https://t.co/d6m6tv15Mi
— 8 (@SirGerrard08) April 22, 2020