Liverpool have denied reports Mario Balotelli was substituted during a behind-closed-doors friendly with Wolves after he kicked out at an opponent.
Balotelli, excluded from the Italy squad for this week's internationals, signed for Liverpool less than a fortnight ago and briefly became the centre of controversy following reported histrionics during the match on Friday.
Vantage News claimed the 24-yea-old "kicked out in frustration when the ball had been played away and got a stern talking to from the referee. Balotelli was substituted straight away and stormed off to the dressing rooms."
However, Liverpool said the incident didn't happen and the event was a "complete non-story".
The 24-year-old started the game, which Liverpool won 4-0, having made his first-team debut at Tottenham on Sunday.
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