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Liverpool legend Nicol: Balotelli should never have been signed

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol says Mario Balotelli's performances are hurting the club's stature.

Nicol never wanted the Reds to sign the Italian.

"He had the wrong attitude at Inter Milan, Man City, AC Milan and now Liverpool. It is the way the guy is. That is the reason I was hesitant about Brendan signing this guy," he told talkSPORT.

"This guy brings the wrong type of exposure, whether it is taking your shirt off, where it is playing badly, and this is what we are seeing now.

"No one is talking about the deficiencies of Liverpool, they are talking about Balotelli, and that is why I didn't want him at Liverpool. He takes it away from the football field."

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