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Since the former Juventus coach took over the Azzurri, there has been no place for mercurial striker Mario Balotelli in Antonio Conte's refurbished squad.
Following their 2006 World Cup triumph, Italy experienced a series of highs and lows, including reaching the 2012 EURO finals but being dumped out of the group stages in the past two World Cups. However, under new coach Antonio Conte, they now appear to be getting back on track. Since the former Juventus tactician assumed the reigns after the failure in Brazil, the Azzurri have won five and drawn one... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker had an argument with Chris Smalling during the game that saw Manchester United snap Liverpool's unbeaten streak in the EPL.
Mario Balotelli's game against Manchester United may not have been as succesful as Brendan Rodgers would have wanted, but it was useful to reunite the Italian with the team's supporters.
Following an close play with Chris Smalling, in which both players ended up colliding with the ad board, Balotelli got angry with United's defender since he thought he sent him to the boards on purpose. After... Read the rest of the article »
The Liverpool star took to Instagram to hush his haters in a short, very peculiar video clip. Watch!
Liverpool ace Mario Balotelli is trending on social media discussion, and as always, it is not because of his actions on the football pitch.
The Italian striker, who has been under huge criticism and pressure from manager Brendan Rodgers, fans, and football pundits due to his inability to score for the Reds, has posted a video on Instagram where he sticks it up to his haters.
The 24-year-old... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker did not see play in Liverpool's recent win. He considered himself an unselfish player.
Everything seemed to be going well for Liverpool after their 2-0 win over Burnley on Wednesday. That was until Mario Balloteli congratulated his team on social media, not without first expressing some kind of disappointment.
The Italian striker saw the game unfold from the bench. His efficiency this first season with Liverpool has been disastrous. Only one goal in Premier League competition... Read the rest of the article »
After his disappointing season with Brendan Rodgers' squad, the Italian striker could be moving away from the Premier League this summer
Mario Balotelli's time with Liverpool may be running out. After a disappointing season with the Reds, which has included its share of controversy, the Italian striker could be making a move to play in the MLS, according to sources in the UK.
Balotelli is set to join the recently created Orlando City team, in which he would play alongside former Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaká. The... Read the rest of the article »
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 »