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The manager decided to substitute the Italian striker in the 82nd minute of the game. He had already missed a chance from the spot in the previous game.
In a night where almost nothing went Liverpool’s way, Mario Balotelli’s performance was no exception. With the aggregate score tied at 1, Brendan Rodgers decided to the Italian out of the field in the 82nd minute.
The striker, who usually steals the show by just standing on the field, gave the world another reason to talk about him as he walked away. He just did not seem happy... Read the rest of the article »
Despite the Italian deciding the game with his spot-kick, Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard was not entirely amused with his actions on the pitch.
After surprisingly being dumped out of the Champions League, in which many had expected Liverpool to finish second behind Real Madrid, Brendan Rodgers' men now have to pin their hopes on a continental title whilst trying their luck in the Europa League.
Despite being known as Europe's "second-tier" competition, the Reds did not have it easy against Besiktas, with the Turkish outfit... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker came in for Daniel Sturridge after 74 minutes, scoring the game-winning goal for Liverpool nine minutes later.
It seemed like Liverpool fans were never going to witness something like this, but today's match proved to be a historic date for the Reds, having the Italian striker scoring his first Premier League goal for Brendan Rodgers' squad.
Following his 16 million euro transfer back in August, Balotelli had been a flop for the Reds all season, but today he managed to score the game-winning goal for... Read the rest of the article »
Could the English Premier League be welcoming another goalscoring machine from the Spanish Primera Division?
According to the latest transfer rumors, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is set for a mega-money English Premier League switch.
The Star (per the Telegraph) claim that Benzema, a long-time Arsenal target, has landed on the radar of Merseyside club Liverpool, who are willing to cough up £40m to sign the French forward.
Brendan Rodgers' side, who currently sit in eighth spot, looks... Read the rest of the article »
Liverpool's coach also revealed Belgian striker Divock Origi may end up joining the team during this transfer window, despite being on loan with Lille.
Liverpool's coach Brendan Rodgers denied the possibility of Mario Balotelli's departure during this transfer window. The Reds' boss is aware that the performance of the Italian international has not been quite as expected, but he will keep trying to get the most out of the former Inter Milan and Manchester City striker.
"Mario is a really good guy. He hasn't scored the goals that he or... Read the rest of the article »
The January transfer window has not seen too many big moves so far, but rumors in the media haven't stopped making rounds.
This Wednesday, something crazy is making waves: a rumored move for Lionel Messi from Barcelona to Manchester United. This suggested transfer is not set to happen anytime soon but the English press claims that the Red Devils "lead the race to sign La Pulga".
How strange would such a move be, given that Messi is sponsored by Adidas and that his greatest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, is... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian international has failed to hit the ground running so far at Liverpool and could make his exit this month.
After making a £16 million move to Liverpool this summer, Mario Balotelli's return to the Premier League has not gone as planned--for the player, the team, and fans.
The first half of the 2014/2015 season concluded without the Italian striker scoring a single league goal, and he has quickly become the subject of heavy criticism for his disappointing displays at Anfield.
Even Brendan... Read the rest of the article »
The Reds coach was quite honest when recently asked about the Italian international's progress.
Mario Balotelli's woes just do not seem to end. Since making a £16 million move from Milan this past summer, the new Liverpool striker has failed to fill the boots left behind by Uruguayan ace Luis Suarez when he was sold to Barcelona.
Two goals in all competitions--and still yet to break his duck in the Premier League--have fans, the media, and now even his own coach throwing their hands... Read the rest of the article »
After pulling out all the stops to land the Chilean, Sanchez will show Liverpool what they missed when the Gunners travel to Anfield on Sunday.
This weekend, Arsenal will travel to Anfield to lock horns with Liverpool as they seek revenge for last season’s horrendous 5-1 defeat, with Alexis Sanchez set to come up against the team that went all out to sign La Roja star last summer.
It is well documented that Brendan Rodgers was after Alexis Sanchez. After Uruguayan superstar, last season’s European Golden Boot winner (alongside... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker recently uploaded an image about videogame character Mario Bros. in his Instagram account, starting controversy and generating his confirmed ban.
Mario Balotelli has been banned for one match and fined with 25,000 pounds by the Football Association after being investigated by a racist image posted in his Instagram account. This ban will be applied immediately, destroying Brendan Rodgers' plan of making the Italian part of the squad that will face Arsenal on Sunday.
On December 2, Balotelli posted a picture of video game character Mario... Read the rest of the article »
The Moroccan player believes the Liverpool striker thinks too highly of himself, and criticized him for always wanting to be in the spotlight.
Moroccan striker Adel Taarabt does not have Mario Balotelli up on a pedestal. The AC Milan player blasted his former team-mate today, stating the Liverpool player has wasted huge opportunities to be considered one of the finest in the world.
"Balotelli? Everyone told me he was amazing and I played with him and I can say he is strong but he didn't seem to me as though he was world class.... Read the rest of the article »
English publications have revealed some shocking details about the Liverpool star's troubled childhood.
Mario Balotelli, to put it frankly, is a player that has been dividing opinion and confounding football followers since arriving on the scene in 2007 after turning professional the year before with lower-division Italian side Lumezzane.
He infuriated Inter supporters by sporting a Milan jersey while on a TV appearance and frustrated Manchester City fans with some of his antics during his first... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker uploaded an image about videogame character Mario Bros., and would be banned for five games by the FA if he's found guilty
Once again, Mario Balotelli may face a possible ban due to his actions off the pitch. Yesterday, the Italian striker uploaded a picture to his Instagram account about the video game character Mario Bros., in which he refers to the ethnicity of the character in sort of a discriminatory manner. After a few minutes, Balotelli removed the image from his account, but the issue was not ignored by the English... Read the rest of the article »
This was the first time Antonio Conte called up the Liverpool striker after his below average performance during the World Cup.
Mario Balotelli's comeback with Italy was cut short today. The Italian Football Federation informed through a press release that the Liverpool striker would not take part of the team's matches against Croatia and Albania, after coming down with a groin injury.
The press release also stated Juventus' defender Angelo Ogbonna would leave the team due to a muscular problem.
This was the first... Read the rest of the article »
The Reds legend is not optimistic about the new striker's chance of success at Anfield.
Since arriving at Liverpool in a €20 million move from Milan, Mario Balotelli has been repeatedly slammed by the English press for failing to set Anfield alight.
The 24-year-old has netted just twice in all competitions for Brendan Rodgers' side and has also courted controversy for some of his actions on the pitch.
Then, of course was the shocking revelation behind his move from... Read the rest of the article »
Despite his disappointing form, the Liverpool attacker will still have a chance to display his skills on the international stage.
Although he has not been a hit since arriving at Anfield, Mario Balotelli has been given a chance to redeem himself.
Despite new Azzurri boss Antonio Conte previously choosing to omit him from his squad due to his disappointing performances with Liverpool, the former Juventus coach appears to have had a change of heart and has included the 24-year-old in his squad for their upcoming match vs.... Read the rest of the article »
The Blues' win away at the Reds saw Mourinho's crew strengthen their lead at the top. An exciting clash, there were a few odd things in Saturday's Anfield encounter. Here are the top five
Saturday's English Premier League clash between Liverpool and Chelsea was everything football fans expected. The 2-1 Blues win was thrilling, heated, and feisty, as Jose Mourinho's men went on to grab all three points, maintaining their healthy lead at the top of the table.
Despite losing the Anfield encounter, it was the Reds who opened the goalscoring, as a ninth minute deflection off of Garry... Read the rest of the article »
Liverpool's decision to sign the mercurial Italian from Milan this summer raised a few eyebrows...and this will surely raise a few more.
Suffice it to say, anything involving Mario Balotelli tends to make headlines, whether the player wants it or not. Ever since making a return to the Premier League this summer, the 24-year-old's move to Liverpool has been full of controversy.
As recently as late last month, despite just arriving, some reports already had the Italian heading for an early exit from Anfield after failing to hit... Read the rest of the article »
After a frustrating goal drought, Balotelli finally scored his second goal for Liverpool to equalize in the League Cup.
Since arriving this summer from Milan, Mario Balotelli has been feeling the pressure to do what strikers do best--to score goals.
Liverpool paid £16 million to bring in the 24-year-old but despite his immense talent, he has not found it easy to get going in his second spell in England.
As a result, recent reports from his native Italy claimed that he would be making a return to... Read the rest of the article »
According to reports, the Italian international could make a swift exit from Anfield as early as January.
Although he just arrived, Mario Balotelli has found it hard to find his footing in his second spell in England.
The 24-year-old was signed by Liverpool for £16 million as Brendan Rodgers sought to find a replacement for the outgoing Luis Suarez.
However, his new attacker hasn't worked out as planned. Balotelli is yet to score in the Premier League and has just one goal in all competitions... Read the rest of the article »