Mario Balotelli has been left out of Liverpool's squad for a pre-season trip to Finland, sources told ESPN FC, signalling a possible end to his Anfield career.
Balotelli and teammates Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique have been left behind on Merseyside while the Reds prepare to face HJK Helsinki on Saturday, sources said.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to clear out his fringe players, with all three players set to leave the club.
Rickie Lambert is on his way out, too, with discussions underway to...
Star names and big-money signings may hog the headlines but fans are also frequently fascinated by the young players with the talent to build their reputations at their club. Terry Burton, the former Wimbledon manager, Arsenal head of development and West Brom technical director, tips five Premier League boys to break through to the big time this season and two more who are not far behind:
1. Jerome Sinclair, 18, forward, Liverpool
A lot of people would look at Jordon Ibe as someone ready to make...
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Jordon Ibe can progress into a "top-class performer," but he won't rush the 19-year-old's progress.
Ibe made 12 Premier League appearances last season after being recalled from a loan to Derby, but the teenager is in line to see more of the pitch following Raheem Sterling's move to Manchester City.
Rodgers says his young winger has impressed in preseason after scoring Liverpool's only goal in a game in Malaysia.
"It's year-on-year improvement," Rodgers told...