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Liverpool star has open doors for summer transfer

Liverpool star has open doors for summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com According to reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website from Italy, outspoken Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has opened doors at his club to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in the summer transfer window. When asked whether Sampdoria would be willing to sign Balotelli...
Via Soccerlens
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Liverpool striker Balotelli wanted by Sampdoria

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Daniel Sturridge may not be ready to play for Liverpool again until October. Mauricio Pochettino reckons he knows why Gareth Bale is struggling to settle at Real Madrid - indigestion! Manuel Pellegrini...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers: Injury update on Sturridge, Gerrard and Balotelli

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says striker Daniel Sturridge is back in the United States to fix an ongoing hip problem. Rodgers, who also revealed that Mario Balotelli and Mamadou Sakho will not be in the squad to face Queens Park Rangers this weekend, hopes to have the 25-year-old fit for the start of pre-season in […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli a player at the crossroads

When Liverpool shelled out £16 million ($24.6m) for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, the Reds expected a goal return akin to the one the Italian produced during his time at the San Siro. His Rossoneri return was excellent, 26 goals in 43 appearances, despite being labelled as a ‘bad apple’ by Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi. Yet, what Liverpool got for its money was a player...
Via World Soccer Talk
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli suffers foot gash against Hull City

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has suffered a gashed foot and will be assessed over the next few days, manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed. The Italy striker cut a frustrated figure yet again during the Reds 1-0 defeat at Hull City, which left them seven points short of the top-four with four games. left. Balotelli, who was at fault for Michael Dawson's headed goal, was eventually...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The levels of social media abuse towards EPL players is shocking

Social media is a great and wonderful tool that has brought our world closer together and allowed us to interact with others in ways we could never dream of before.  Unfortunately, with all the good that social media has brought there is also a dark side.  It’s also much easier to abuse, threaten, intimidate, and bully other people. While those of us in sports media might just...
Via Awful Announcing
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool Loses, Balotelli’s Disallowed Goal Wasn’t Offsides (Video)

It should have counted. With Liverpool tied with Aston Villa at halftime Sunday, manager Brendan Rodgers was hoping to find a spark in sensational Italian striker Mario Balotelli. Rodgers went with his gut and subbed Balotelli into the game. Turns out his gut was right. Balotelli scored what should have been the equalizer in the 88th minute, but officials disallowed the goal, instead...
Via NESN.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Study: Mario Balotelli heavily targeted on social media

When Mario Balotelli poked fun at Manchester United on Twitter during the team's surprising 5-3 loss to Leicester in the Premier League, the Liverpool striker would have expected some disgruntled replies. What Balotelli received, though, was a torrent of vile abuse that was beyond comprehension. ''Go eat some bananas and get ebola,'' was one response. Another simply repeated the...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Study: Balotelli targeted by 4,000 racially abusive messages

LONDON (AP) Research by an anti-discrimination group shows that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been targeted by more than 4,000 racially abusive posts on social media this season. A study by Kick It Out found that Balotelli received more than 8,000 discriminatory messages on social media between August and March, 52 percent of which were of a racist nature. The Italy international...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli the most abused Premier League player on social media

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is the most abused Premier League footballer on social media - and Chelsea are the most abused club. That is according to research which shows for the first time the true extent of the number of abusive messages sent to players, clubs and fans on the Internet. The statistics collated for anti-discrimination body Kick It Out show there was an estimated...
Via Fox Sports
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sampdoria want Mario Balotelli – Liverpool should sell him

Sampdoria want Mario Balotelli – Liverpool should sell him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Sampdoria are prepared to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in the summer, according to the Italian club’s president.  Balotelli was signed by Brendan Rodgers for £16m from AC Milan last summer, but the 24-year-old forward has turned out to be a massive disappointment for...
Via Soccerlens
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli proves illness through Instagram

Mario Balotelli has taken to social media to offer a photo as proof he was too ill to play in Liverpool's 1-0 FA Cup win over Blackburn. Balotelli did not feature for the Reds in the quarter-final replay at Ewood Park on Wednesday evening and attracted criticism for not playing. However, the Italian striker posted an Instagram photo of himself holding a thermometer which read 38...
Via Fox Sports
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli rounds on his critics via Instagram

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has launched a bizarre attack on his critics via Instagram. Signed for £16m in the summer, Balotelli has struggled to secure a place in Liverpool's starting side since his move to Anfield. Criticism of the player has been widespread, with manager Brendan Rodgers publicly questioning the Italy international's attitude and work-rate. The 24-year-old...
Via Fox Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Tells Critics ‘Shut Up’ In Impassioned Instagram Post (Video)

Mario Balotelli hasn’t played much for Liverpool or Italy recently but he remains a starter on the all-Instagram team. Balotelli told his critics to “shut up” Tuesday in an a passionate video post on Instagram. Balotelli divides opinion like few others in the soccer world, and critics take shots, both fair and cheap, at him whenever they have the chance. There’s no telling...
Via NESN.com
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Chased By Cute Dog Around Boxing Ring (Video)

This is how Liverpool fans want to see Mario Balotelli move in and around the box. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong kind of box. A dog belonging to Balotelli’s friend Leone Petrosyan chased the Liverpool striker around a boxing ring Monday at his owner’s gym in Milan. Thankfully, Someone had enough sense to record the encounter between Balotelli and pooch, and the Italian uploaded...
Via NESN.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawro: Balotelli a “waste of time”

Lawro: Balotelli a “waste of time” - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Former Liverpool defender and club legend Mark Lawrenson has described striker Mario Balotelli as a “waste of time”, after the Italian striker produced an insipid performance in Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers on Sunday at Anfield in the FA Cup. The former Inter Milan striker came on a...
Via Soccerlens
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli calls out Italian politician over comment about Muntari

Mario Balotelli has slammed an Italian politician for making racist comments concerning Sulley Muntari in the wake of AC Milan's 2-2 draw with Verona on Saturday. Ghana international Muntari gave away a penalty as Filippo Inzaghi's side were held at home in their latest Serie A outing. After the match, Matteo Salvini, secretary of the anti-immigration Lega Nord party, sparked controversy...
Via Fox Sports
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli: Someone doesn’t like me…taking shot at Rodgers?

Balotelli: Someone doesn’t like me…taking shot at Rodgers? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool are flying high at the moment, after earning a 2-0 win over Burnley on Wednesday night & remaining unbeaten in 12 matches in the Premier League. Under Rodgers’ new system, the new signings seem have settled down, but Mario Balotelli still remains an enigma. The Italian...
Via Soccerlens
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Goals of the Week of 3/2/2015

5. Luis Muriel vs Atalanta Luis Muriel is one of those players that is always looked at through the lens of potential. Much like Mario Balotelli, Antonio Cassano, or Alexandre Pato, the conversation usually turns towards what could have been or what still may be. This goal gives a glimpse of the immense talent Muriel has. If he can score these goals more often, and take a more professional...
Via 32 Flags
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Out from the shadows: Liverpool’s unexpected hero

The Spurs and Liverpool took the field at Anfield, home of the Liverpool Football Club, on the night of Feb. 10. From the very start of the game one could feel the energy and tension that filled the stadium. The Tottenham Spurs needed these three points to put themselves in contention to be top four in the league, which leads to playing in the Champions League. Although Liverpool...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli deserves credit for his upturn in form

I’m a big big fan of Mario Balotelli. There, I said it! Having supported Liverpool ever since I can remember, the arrival of the big Italian was extremely pleasing. Still only 24 years of age, Super Mario has experienced plenty of ups and downs throughout his life. At the age of three, Balotelli’s biological parents took the decision to hand their son over to foster parents...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

To take or not to take: Mario Balotelli defies Liverpool to score PK

In case you haven’t seen, Mario Balotelli took it upon himself and defied team orders to take a late game penalty to defeat Besiktas in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32. After Jordon Ibe won a penalty in the 85th minute, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was ready to take the penalty when Balotelli took the ball out of his hands and decided he wanted to take...
Via Bloguin Best
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli justified in taking Liverpool penalty…Twitter reaction

Balotelli justified in taking Liverpool penalty…Twitter reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com While ruffling a few feathers and raising further questions about his ability to toe the party line, Mario Balotelli can at least feel justified having scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot for Liverpool against Besiktas in last night’s Europa League last 32 match...
Via Soccerlens
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Balotelli wants end to drama after taking penalty off Henderson

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has issued a plea to "stop the drama" over his controversial match-winning penalty in the 1-0 victory over Besiktas. Balotelli converted the spot-kick to earn the hosts a narrow first-leg lead in their Europa League last-32 encounter at Anfield on Thursday night, but only after an apparent disagreement with Jordan Henderson, the captain on the night...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter Reaction: Henderson-Balotelli penalty drama, Gerrard’s criticism

Twitter Reaction: Henderson-Balotelli penalty drama, Gerrard’s criticism - originally posted on Soccerlens.com It has to be Mario Balotelli. Winner. Hero. And yet a controversial figure. At Anfield in the Europa League clash against Besiktas, with clocks ticking away, Liverpool were awarded a penalty, after Jordon Ibe was fouled in the box. Jordan Henderson was the designated...
Via Soccerlens
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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