'Still working hard' – Balotelli trains with Liverpool kids

The Italian striker, who spent last season on loan with Serie A giants Milan, is poised to leave the Reds this summer, but has reacted well to his demotion to the youth squad

Mario Balotelli has reacted positively to being forced to train with Liverpool’s second string, posting an upbeat Instagram message on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp’s first-team squad are currently in California ahead of games against Chelsea, AC Milan and Roma in the United States but Balotelli is not in the travelling party, with Jurgen Klopp confirming that the Italy international does not feature in his plans for the 2016-17 season. 

The Italian striker did not feature for the club’s Under-23 team as they beat Rhyl on Sunday, but has shared an image on social media of himself with the youth squad.


A photo posted by Mario Balotelli (@mb459) onJul 25, 2016 at 4:17am PDT

“Still working hard with the reserve team,” he wrote. “Top quality session today with top players. #Respect.”

Balotelli scored just three goals in all competitions during a loan spell with Milan last season.

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