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Andriy Shevchenko: Mario Balotelli deserves another chance


Former Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko believes Mario Balotelli deserves another chance after leaving Milan to join Liverpool.

The controversial striker left the Italians after the Reds accepted to give him another chance to feature in the English Premier League.

And with a long history of controversial incidents, the Italian has to take this new opportunity according to Shevchenko.

"If he wasn't happy at Milan and the club were not satisfied either, then leaving was the right decision to take," Shevchenko told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I saw Mario in action at the European Championship in Ukraine and Poland two years ago and he was a fantastic player so I refuse to believe he's no longer the same player.

"Balotelli deserves another chance and Liverpool is in a position to offer it.

"They are a great team, they can also aim to with the Champions League. It's up to him to overcome his difficulties and and take his fate back in his own hands again."

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