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TRANSFER: EPL club linked with £40M bid for La Liga star striker

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...

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Brendan Rodgers rules out a possible Balotelli transfer this month

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...

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TRANSFER: Messi to Man UTD rumors, Bony to City, Balotelli out?

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...

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TRANSFER SPECULATION: European side to offer Mario Balotelli exit from Liverpool?

Wednesday January 7 2015,

Tags: Mario Balotelli, Liverpool, English Premier League, Olympiakos

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...

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REVEALED: What Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers really thinks about Mario Balotelli

Wednesday December 24 2014,

Tags: Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers, Mario Balotelli, English Premier League

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...

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Top 5 incredible Alexis Sanchez stats and how Arsenal must use him vs Liverpool

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...

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Mario Balotelli has been banned by the FA over racist remarks on Instagram

Thursday December 18 2014,

Tags: English Premier League, Liverpool, Mario Balotelli,

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...

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Mario Balotelli's former team-mate Adel Taarabt blasts him during an interview

Wednesday December 17 2014,

Tags: English Premier League, Liverpool, Mario Balotelli, Adel Taarabt

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....

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HEARTBREAKING: Shocking revelation about Mario Balotelli's troubles as a child

Sunday December 7 2014,

Tags: Mario Balotelli, Liverpool, English Premier League

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...

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Mario Balotelli under investigation for alleged racism in his Instagram account

Tuesday December 2 2014,

Tags: English Premier League, Liverpool, Mario Balotelli,

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...

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Mario Balotelli will be left out of Italy's matches against Croatia and Albania

Saturday November 15 2014,

Tags: Italy, Mario Balotelli, Antonio Conte

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...

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"Destined to fail": Former Liverpool icon doubts Balotelli's ability

Thursday November 13 2014,

Tags: Mario Balotelli, Liverpool, English Premier League

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...

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Liverpool's Mario Balotelli given new opportunity to shine

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....

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Top 5 weird things we saw in Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea (pictures, stats & quotes)

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...

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Shocking revelations about Mario Balotelli's transfer to Liverpool

Thursday November 6 2014,

Tags: Mario Balotelli, Liverpool, English Premier League, Milan, Serie A

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...

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How super-sub Mario Balotelli saved Liverpool in the League Cup

Tuesday October 28 2014,

Tags: Mario Balotelli, Liverpool, English Premier League

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...

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TRANSFER SPECULATION: Liverpool striker Balotelli set for early exit?

Monday October 27 2014,

Tags: Liverpool, English Premier League, Mario Balotelli

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...

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FED UP: Frustrated Brendan Rodgers drops bombshell about Balotelli's Liverpool future

Brendan Rodgers is slowly running out of patience with the mercurial Italian due to his poor performances and attitude.
Suffice it to say, Mario Balotelli has been a huge disappointment thus far in his spell at Anfield.

The former Milan striker was signed this summer for 16 million, which interestingly is the same amount paid by Arsenal to Manchester United for Danny Welbeck. However, unlike the English international, the Italian has failed to justify why Liverpool brought him in to help bolster their attack...

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Balotelli facing fine after half-time shirt swap with Real Madrid's Pepe

Brendan Rodgers reveals that the Italian striker will face punishment for his decision to trade jerseys with the Blancos defender during the break in Wednesday's 3-0 defeat
After a lackluster performance from summer signing Mario Balotelli during Liverpool's 3-0 home loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday, one which garnered a lot of criticism on Twitter, the Italian striker could now be facing punishment from his club.

Balotelli was seen swapping shirts with Real Madrid defender Pepe at half-time during their clash with the defending champions, at Anfield.

The...

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At the same level? Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli's thoughts on captain Steven Gerrard

The Italian had nothing but high praise for his new captain in a recent interveiw.
Well, this is certainly a way to try to get on good terms with your new colleagues.

Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli hasn't exactly hit the ground running since making the move from Milan this summer, with the 24-year-old just netting once so far for Brendan Rodgers' men.

Yet, having had the chance to play with two of the top midfielders in the world--Juventus star Andrea Pirlo and...

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