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Balotelli will leave
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Balotelli will leave

Jamie Carragher expects Liverpool to sell misfiring striker Mario Balotelli before the start of next season.

Carra: Drop Mario for Madrid Jamie Carragher

Carra: Drop Mario for Madrid

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool must leave out Mario Balotelli to get a result against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Carragher: Reds' defence awful Jamie Carragher

Carragher: Reds' defence awful

Liverpool must improve their set-piece defending before taking on Real Madrid, says Jamie Carragher.

Carragher: Blind's a bright spark Jamie Carragher

Carragher: Blind's a bright spark

Daley Blind will become crucial to Man United’s defensive and attacking games, says Jamie Carragher.

Carragher: Keep it private Jamie Carragher

Carragher: Keep it private

Roy Hodgson should not have revealed that Raheem Sterling told him he was tired, says Jamie Carragher.

Carra: Jose not negative Jamie Carragher

Carra: Jose not negative

Jose Mourinho's tactics in top-of-the-table clashes are clever not negative, insists Jamie Carragher.

Carragher questions Mignolet Jamie Carragher

Carragher questions Mignolet

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool may need to look for another goalkeeper if Simon Mignolet fails to improve.

Carragher: Youth can boost Toon Jamie Carragher

Carragher: Youth can boost Toon

Jamie Carragher says Newcastle's local lads can put a smile back on their fans' faces after a tricky start.

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