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Liverpool Echo 13 hours ago

Mark Lawrenson: Liverpool FC should unleash the pace on Manchester City but not Mario Balotelli

Defending champions bully lesser teams but are no good back-peddling
Liverpool Daily Post Feb 26, 2015
BESIKTAS 1-0 LIVERPOOL: Mario Balotelli has changed - a bit - and four other things we learned at the Ataturk

BESIKTAS 1-0 LIVERPOOL: Mario Balotelli has changed - a bit - and four other things we learned at the Ataturk

Italian booked early but he refused to rise to Turkish attempts to get him sent off
Liverpool v Man City: Bony's first start, a Balotelli reunion and more to look out for

Liverpool v Man City: Bony's first start, a Balotelli reunion and more to look out for

The Blues travel to Anfield to take on Brendan Rodgers' in-form side as they look to bounce back from defeat to Barca.
The Guardian Feb 25, 2015
Brendan Rodgers says Turkey trip favours Manchester City at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers says Turkey trip favours Manchester City at Anfield

• Liverpool manager believes Europa League clash helps champions• Reds take on City on Sunday after Besiktas match• Balotelli spot-on as Liverpool claim advantageBrendan Rodgers believes Liverpool’s demanding European schedule will give Manchester City an advantage when the teams meet in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.Liverpool travelled to Istanbul for Thursday’s Europa League second leg tie against Besiktas without 10 first-team squad members including Jordan Henderson, who picked up a slight ankle knock at Southampton, and Philippe Coutinho. The influential Brazilian has...
Liverpool Echo Feb 25, 2015
Besiktas v Liverpool: ECHO writers choose their team for huge Europa League clash in Istanbul

Besiktas v Liverpool: ECHO writers choose their team for huge Europa League clash in Istanbul

Why always him? Balotelli or not is probably the one remaining big question for Brendan Rodgers
The Sentinel Feb 23, 2015
Stoke City: Marko Arnautovic shedding his `Mario Balotelli' image

Stoke City: Marko Arnautovic shedding his `Mario Balotelli' image

MARKO Arnautovic insists he is a team player, not the maverick he is made out to be, and enjoys assisting goals as much as scoring them.Many have long assumed he is Stoke's Mario Balotelli, not least because he knows and admires the Italian, but Arnie himself says he always puts team before self.Speaking after being dropped for Saturday's win at Aston Villa, the talented Austrian says: "Of course when you are not playing you are not happy because you want to play every game, but this is...
Liverpool Echo Feb 21, 2015
Liverpool FC v Southampton: Three key questions including whether Mario Balotelli can continue his upward curve for the Reds

Liverpool FC v Southampton: Three key questions including whether Mario Balotelli can continue his upward curve for the Reds

Plus, can the ex-Saints trio make their mark and will Rodgers rest Coutinho?
The Liverpool Offside Feb 20, 2015

Balotelli Still Needs to Work Harder, Rodgers Says Inexplicably

Despite Mario Balotelli having been a consistent quality presence in Liverpool's last three matches, Brendan Rodgers saw fit to reiterate that the striker still isn't performing up to standards, as you do when someone is riding a wave of good form. Mario Balotelli has by most accounts played well in his last three appearances for Liverpool. A habitual presence in the top four of our own Man of the Match rankings since the Tottenham win, fans and pundits alike have spent the last week-and-a-half wondering if the real Mario Balotelli has finally arrived. It's not unreasonable that someone...
Liverpool Echo Feb 20, 2015
Liverpool FC striker Mario Balotelli 'trying too hard' says Graziano Pelle

Liverpool FC striker Mario Balotelli 'trying too hard' says Graziano Pelle

Reds frontman finds ally in the shape of fellow Italian Graziano Pelle
Liverpool Echo Feb 20, 2015
Brendan Rodgers warns Mario Balotelli: You have to work harder

Brendan Rodgers warns Mario Balotelli: You have to work harder

Reds boss still unimpressed by application of Italian striker
The Liverpool Offside Feb 20, 2015

Rodgers says Balotelli was the assigned penalty taker, praises Henderson's maturity

Liverpool's manager confirmed that Mario Balotelli was the one who was supposed to take penalties late in the match against Besiktas. Last night, a furor was unleashed when Steven Gerrard, acting as a pundit for Liverpool's match against Besiktas in the Europa League, suggested that Mario Balotelli had "disrespected" Jordan Henderson and was being "devious" by taking the penalty earned late in the match. Among the other various fan reactions, a debate sprang up about who Liverpool's penalty takers are, especially with Gerrard out injured, and the general consensus seemed the be that surely...
Liverpool Daily Post Feb 20, 2015

"Disrespectful" Mario IS our number two penalty taker says Brendan Rodgers

Reds boss backs Balotelli over penalty row against Besiktas
The Liverpool Offside Feb 20, 2015

Watch: Mario Balotelli vs. Besiktas

For the third time in two weeks, Mario Balotelli came off the bench and had a match-changing influence, this time continuing his renaissance with an excellent all-around display and scoring from the penalty spot in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Besiktas. One of the main problems with Steven Gerrard's post-match comments on ITV--other than that they were completely embarrassing and unbefitting of a club captain--was that they distracted from another excellent performance by Mario Balotelli in the 1-0 win. The Italian striker scored the winner from the spot in the 85th minute after a brief...
Liverpool Daily Post Feb 20, 2015
Mario Balotelli penalty incident: How Jordan Henderson's bid for Liverpool FC captaincy wasn't harmed

Mario Balotelli penalty incident: How Jordan Henderson's bid for Liverpool FC captaincy wasn't harmed

The Reds vice-captain has been a true leader in every sense over the past few months

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