Date: 29th January 2015 at 7:15pm
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Mario Balotelli is ‘disappointed’ with the first five months of his Liverpool career, but is determined to prove himself a success at Anfield, according to his agent.

Balotelli is yet to fire a Premier League goal for the Reds, and has just two goals to his name since his £16million move from AC Milan – the last of which came in October.

But agent Mino Raiolo insists the forward will be going nowhere, after holding a pep talk with his client.

“The plan is to continue at Anfield. I saw him Monday and told him: ‘You have a 4 year contract and I won’t bring you away. Or you leave Liverpool at 60-70 million, and I won my bet, or you’ll die there,’ Raiola told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It’s the first time I make a speech like that to a player. I’ve seen him quiet, changed, different than Milan. He’s very disappointed with himself, too. He’s going through a bad time like he never had. In Liverpool he hasn’t his spaces: if you don’t make things as they want, you stay out. Then he was broken for eight weeks, he lost the rhythm.

“Of all the players I knew I’ve never met one forced to face the injustices suffered by Mario – people do not know him, the truth is that Mario is an insecure boy, and due to his insecurity maybe he does stupid things.”