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The Liverpool Offside Sep 27, 2014
Liverpool 1, Everton 1: Rank the Performances

Liverpool 1, Everton 1: Rank the Performances

With a tough derby draw with Everton in the books, we want to know how you would rank Liverpool's performers and who your Man of the Match is. With Liverpool's attack failing to click, it's hard to say anything more than a draw was deserved. Markovic continued to struggle, Sterling's decision making seemed impaired after 120 minutes on Tuesday, and for all Balotelli showed admirable effort, he looked out of place as the lone striker. At least it was more positive in midfield, though, with all three of Lallana, Henderson, and Gerrard impressing. Let us know how you saw it. Clicking the...
Liverpool Echo Sep 27, 2014
Watch: Mario Balotelli sings Liverpool FC chant after inhaling helium

Watch: Mario Balotelli sings Liverpool FC chant after inhaling helium

Reds striker posted the clip to his Instagram page
Watch: Balotelli's helium fuelled Liverpool chant

Watch: Balotelli's helium fuelled Liverpool chant

Ex-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was in typically playful mood ahead of the Merseyside derby.
Liverpool Daily Post Sep 26, 2014
In pictures: Mario Balotelli in the middle of Liverpool FC moments through the years

In pictures: Mario Balotelli in the middle of Liverpool FC moments through the years

It feels like the LFC striker has been with the club for ever - and in our new gallery, he has been!
Liverpool Echo Sep 25, 2014
Where does Mario Balotelli's new do rank in football haircut history?

Where does Mario Balotelli's new do rank in football haircut history?

Take a look through our gallery of questionable barnets through the years
The Liverpool Offside Sep 23, 2014
Liverpool 2, Middlesbrough 2 (14-13 Pens): Rank the Performances

Liverpool 2, Middlesbrough 2 (14-13 Pens): Rank the Performances

Thanks to the most ridiculous set of penalties ever, where Liverpool edged Middlesbrough 14-13, the Reds are on to the next round. Now it's your turn to rank the performances. An evening of uneven performances capped by a ridiculous, never-ending finish could make rankings difficult. Sterling's flawless night was undone in stoppage time of extra time. Toure recovered from a shaky first only to concede the equalizing penalty. Enrique started strong and ended a liability. At least they had their ups, though—it was almost all downs for Lambert, Markovic, and Balotelli. Let us know how you...
The Liverpool Offside Sep 22, 2014

Police Investigating Latest Racial Abuse Directed at Balotelli

What started out as a good ribbing of a rival club quickly descended into a torrent of racial abuse when Mario Balotelli expressed amusement over Manchester United's loss to Leicester City on Sunday. There is a subset of football fandom that treats banter — #topbantz, even — as the lifeblood of the game. Good natured ribbing between opposition fans is seen as an absolute necessity to the game, second only to the presence of a ball, a pitch, and twenty-two players. Banter, you see, helps foster genial rivalry and lends meaning to the nature of every sporting duel. It was in this spirit...
Liverpool Echo Sep 21, 2014
Liverpool FC star Mario Balotelli subjected to vile racist abuse sparking Merseyside Police probe

Liverpool FC star Mario Balotelli subjected to vile racist abuse sparking Merseyside Police probe

Dozens of users sent racist messages to the Italian striker after he tweeted "Man Utd lol" as Red Devils went 5-3 down against Leicester City
The Guardian Sep 21, 2014
Mario Balotelli racially abused after mocking Manchester United in tweet

Mario Balotelli racially abused after mocking Manchester United in tweet

Liverpool striker tweets Man Utd...LOL during Leicester game Balotelli has been victim of racist abuse in the past Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United: match reportThe Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was the victim of racial abuse on Twitter on Sunday following his reaction to Manchester Uniteds shock collapse at Leicester.Balotelli, part of the Liverpool side that lost 3-1 at West Ham on Saturday, tweeted: Man Utd...LOL as United headed to a 5-3 defeat at the King Power Stadium.Man utd ... LOL
Liverpool Echo Sep 21, 2014
Liverpool FC star Mario Balotelli suffers barrage of vile racist abuse after mocking Man Utd on Twitter

Liverpool FC star Mario Balotelli suffers barrage of vile racist abuse after mocking Man Utd on Twitter

Dozens of users sent racist messages to the Italian striker after he tweeted "Man Utd lol" as the Red Devils lost 5-3 to Leicester City
The Liverpool Offside Sep 18, 2014

Mario Balotelli Studying the Ghosts of Liverpool Strikers Past

Like a dedicated pupil, Mario Balotelli is buckling down on doing his homework. Class is in session for both the history of his new club and his new home, and Brendan Rodgers thinks he's going to make the grade. Few players have the watchful eye of the media on them as incessantly as Mario Balotelli. For better or for worse, the striker attracts a lot of attention, and while much of this attention seems disproportionate to the types of activities he gets up to, it also presents an opportunity to for a media savvy manager to use that attention to tweak the overall perception of the player....
Liverpool Echo Sep 17, 2014
Liverpool FC's Mario Balotelli believed to have donated five-figure sum to fire-hit Manchester Dogs' Home

Liverpool FC's Mario Balotelli believed to have donated five-figure sum to fire-hit Manchester Dogs' Home

The Liverpool striker is suspected of having made generous donation and his love of dogs is widely known
7500 To Holte Sep 17, 2014
'Nasty' Villa - The benefits of being mean

'Nasty' Villa - The benefits of being mean

Kicking Balotelli, flattening Barcelona wunderkinds and fearsome beards - Villa have found their tough edge. Could we be the new Stoke and is that a good thing? Certain media narratives grow up around every team. For the last few years, Villa’s has been that of a team of largely English ‘youngsters’ struggling against cannier, more foreign sides. Paul Lambert´s players were praised for trying to play 'proper football', before routinely losing leads or getting ripped apart. However after our good start to the season and a distinctly tougher looking Villa, characterised by the bearded...
The Liverpool Offside Sep 16, 2014
Liverpool 2, Ludogorets 1: Escape at Anfield

Liverpool 2, Ludogorets 1: Escape at Anfield

Liverpool left it late but come away with all three points in their dramatic return to Champions League football, as goals from Mario Balotelli and Steven Gerrard lift them to victory over Ludogorets. Just like we imagined, right? The anthem, the patches on the sleeves, the noise booming around Anfield ahead of kickoff, and then three goals in the final eleven minutes--including two goals in injury time--to tie it off. Liverpool's return to the Champions League was nearly the stuff of nightmares, but they finish the night with an important three points. Liverpool 2: Balotelli 82' Gerrard...

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