Jurgen Klopp has laughed off any suggestion he is upset by being called a “piece of shit” by Mino Raiola, Mario Balotelli’s agent.
The unwanted striker was told very early on in the German's reign he was not part of his future plans.
Balotelli made a deadline day move to Ligue 1 Nice and the Italian's agent has since been particularly vocal in his criticism of Klopp for his treatment of the player, saying: "Klopp has been unfair to say the least with Balotelli: he was a piece of shit".
However, the Liverpool manager is unconcerned by his comments and stressed the Italy striker was not frozen out.
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"We didn't isolate him," said Klopp, who, when asked how much Raiola's comments had affected him, replied "Nil point nil. I know him. That’s all. Not interested, all good.
"That is part of the business I am not interested in. It is a free world so he can say what he wants, no problem."