Competition: Premier League
Market: Mario Balotelli to stay at Liverpool
Odds: 3/5 @ 888 Sport
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was expected to leave the Merseyside club this summer, with a host of sides in the Italian Serie A showing an interest in his services. However, the player’s agent has refuted claims suggesting he would be exiting Anfield ahead of next season, and believes Liverpool want to retain his services for another campaign.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is likely to struggle to bring in coveted stars in the transfer market, and could be losing a goal threat in Raheem Sterling too – who has been linked with a move to Manchester City. The Reds boss has had problems with Balotelli all through his debut season, but is going to need him potentially to keep his job.
The Italian international hasn’t been too full of goals since making the move from AC Milan, but could well enjoy a more successful second campaign on Merseyside. As a result, 888 Sport are giving odds of 3/5 for Balotelli to stay with Liverpool past this summer, to try and fire the side into the Champions League for 2015/16.
Bet: Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli to stay at Anfield after committing his future to the club @ 3/5 with 888 Sport >>