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Chris Smalling hopes for England start after impressive Manchester United outings

Chris Smalling hopes for England start after impressive Manchester United outings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hopes to start for England against Italy on Tuesday night. The Three Lions travel to Turin to take on the Azzurris and the 25 year old wants to get involved after a string of impressive outings with United. It has been...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool plan to sell Balotelli to fund move for Argentine striker

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... Former referees chief Keith Hackett feels Martin Atkinson should 'spend seven days at a holiday camp' after his recent controversial decision not to send Ashley Barnes off in Burnley's clash with Chelsea...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Besiktas Verdict: Reds Out Of Europa League After Shootout Misery

Liverpool returned to the scene of one its greatest-ever triumphs but felt the agony of defeat instead of that familiar thrill of victory. The Reds are out of the UEFA Europa League after Besiktas inflicted a double defeat on them Thursday at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul. Besiktas first won 1-0 in normal time. The Turkish club then topped Liverpool...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 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

Brendan Rodgers on Southampton, plays down Mario Balotelli penalty row

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says his side has enough quality to beat Southampton on Sunday afternoon. One of the most impressive teams this season, the Saints have been a constant presence in the top four so far and Rodgers is wary of the threat that Ronald Koeman's men will pose at the St Mary's Stadium. […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
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

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has accused Mario Balotelli on showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson as the Italian insisted on taking the penalty which helped the Reds beat Besiktas by 1-0 in the Europa League at Anfield on Thursday night. Gerrard who missed the...
Via Soccerlens
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard: Mario Balotelli Disrespected Jordan Henderson In Penalty-Kick Incident

Steven Gerrard didn’t need to be in the thick of the action to determine Mario Balotelli was wrong to do what he did. Gerrard accused Balotelli of disrespecting Jordan Henderson and breaking Liverpool’s rules Thursday in the aftermath of the Reds’ 1-0 win over Besiktas in the UEFA Europa League, according to the Liverpool Echo. Gerrard, who was working as a pundit for British...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Liverpool 1-0 Besiktas match highlights

Substitute Mario Balotelli continued his penchant for late interventions with an 85th-minute penalty to give Liverpool a slender advantage to take to Istanbul in the last 32 of the Europa League. Nine days ago he came off the bench at Anfield to score a crucial winner against Tottenham and did the same against Besiktas, this time at the Kop end after taking the ball away from team...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Besiktas Verdict: Reds In Good Position After Europa League Win

Liverpool overcame both stage-fright and -fight to earn a narrow victory over Besiktas in the UEFA Europa League. Mario Balotelli scored the game-winning goal from the penalty spot late in the second half, as the Reds prevailed over their Turkish opponents Thursday at Anfield. The win puts Liverpool in good position to progress at the halfway point in...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard: Balotelli showed 'disrespect' taking ball from Henderson

Steven Gerrard accused Mario Balotelli of showing "disrespect" for taking the penalty which earned Liverpool a 1-0 Europa League win over Besiktas ahead of Reds captain Jordan Henderson. Balotelli tucked away the spot-kick to earn the hosts' a narrow first-leg lead, but only after an apparent disagreement with Henderson, the captain on the night, and Daniel Sturridge over who would...
Via Fox Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard accuses Balotelli of disrespect in Liverpool penalty incident

Steven Gerrard accused Mario Balotelli of showing "disrespect" for taking the penalty which earned Liverpool a 1-0 Europa League win over Besiktas ahead of Reds captain Jordan Henderson. Balotelli tucked away the spot-kick to earn the hosts' a narrow first-leg lead, but only after an apparent disagreement with Henderson, the captain on the night, and Daniel Sturridge over who would take it.  
Via World Soccer Talk
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli penalty strike gives Liverpool win against Besiktas

Substitute Mario Balotelli continued his penchant for late interventions with an 85th-minute penalty to give Liverpool a slender advantage to take to Istanbul in the last 32 of the Europa League. Nine days ago he came off the bench at Anfield to score a crucial winner against Tottenham and did the same against Besiktas, this time at the Kop end after taking the ball away from team...
Via Fox Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool legend John Aldridge says Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge must play together…is he right?

Liverpool legend John Aldridge says Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge must play together…is he right? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool legend John Aldridge insists that under fire Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge must play together to help forge a successful partnership, but is he right? The former Anfield striker says the two should play together against...
Via Soccerlens
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers on the win, happy with Mario Balotelli contribution

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted after his side reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. The Reds recovered from a slow start against Crystal Palace with Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana giving Liverpool the perfect start in the second half with two goals inside the first 15 minutes. And Rodgers says it was important […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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