The agent of Mario Balotelli says the Liverpool striker is missing his daughter.
The Italian striker moved to Anfield in the summer, but has failed to make much of an impact on the pitch.
Now agent Mino Raiola says that Balotelli’s struggles on the pitch were due partly to the 24-year-old missing his one-year-old daughter, Pia, who lives with her mother in Italy.
“It’s wrong to criticise him,” Raiola told Corriere dello Sport.
“He needs to be given time to adapt at Liverpool.
“His difficult time is not connected to football, but to the fact he can’t see his daughter as much as he would like.”