Bologna join Sampdoria in bid to sign Liverpool striker Balotelli

Promoted Bologna could offer Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli the opportunity to rekindle his career in Serie A. The 24-year-old forward scored just one Premier League goal in his first season at Anfield and the Italy international's position has been weakened by the £32.5million ($51m) arrival of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa. Sampdoria have already expressed their interest...
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Danny Ings ready to be a team man for Liverpool

Liverpool striker Danny Ings believes his all-action style can help make the jobs of the team's talented playmakers easier. Daniel Sturridge's long injury lay-off last season meant the Reds lacked anyone who was willing to stretch opposition defenses, which impacted on the space the more creative players had to work in. With Mario Balotelli seemingly unwilling and Rickie Lambert...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sampdoria interested in Balotelli but want Liverpool to cut price

Sampdoria have admitted their interest in Mario Balotelli, but have asked Liverpool to lower their £7.1m ($11m) asking price. After struggling in his debut season at Anfield, Balotelli's future has come under intense scrutiny this summer, with Brendan Rodgers reportedly willing to listen to offers for the man he signed for £16million ($25m) just 12 months ago. The Northern Irishman...
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Mario Balotelli could wind up in Serie C on loan

Mario Balotelli could be offered the chance to end his Liverpool nightmare - by making a move to ambitious Serie C outfit Lupa Castelli. Italy striker Balotelli joined the Reds in a £16 million ($24.8 million) deal last summer but failed to settle at Anfield and scored just four goals in all competitions for the club. Liverpool have signed Christian Benteke and Danny Ings this summer...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.22.15) Antoine Zammit interview from Empire of the Kop

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Empire of the Kop’s Antoine Zammit. Antoine discusses the signing of Christian Benteke, how Liverpool will line up in the season ahead, his thoughts on Mario Balotelli, as well as his memories of the 1981 and 1984 European Cup finals when Liverpool beat Real Madrid and Roma respectively. Listen...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Casts Further Doubt On Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool Future

Mario Balotelli is firmly withing the moment of truth, as far his Liverpool career is concerned. Brendan Rodgers said Wednesday Balotelli would determine his own future and refused to guarantee the Italian striker a place in Liverpool’s first-team squad this season, according to the Guardian. Rodgers excluded Balotelli from Liverpool 2015 preseason tour, and his decision suggests...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool future is in his own hands, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Mario Balotelli’s future lies in the player’s own hands despite his omission from their pre-season tour. The Italy international was among a number of players, Jose Enrique and Fabio Borini included, who were left behind at the club’s Melwood training base while the rest flew out for friendlies in Thailand, Australia and Malaysia....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodgers unsure on striker Balotelli's Liverpool future

Brendan Rodgers says he is "not sure" whether Mario Balotelli will still be at Liverpool after the transfer window closes. Balotelli was left out of the squad to tour South East Asia and Australia and is instead training back at the club's Melwood base. The £16million striker, who started just 10 league games last season, angered some Liverpool supporters on Monday when he publicly...
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Mario Balotelli Defends Raheem Sterling After Ex-LFC Star Scores For Man City (GIF)

Mario Balotelli waited a long time to enter the realm of Twitter. Some Liverpool fans want him to return to the digital darkness, following the congratulatory message he sent Raheem Sterling. Sterling scored his first goal in Manchester City colors Tuesday, striking just three minutes into his new team’s preseason game against Italian club AS Roma. Balotelli first congratulated...
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Mario Balotelli rides a Hovertrax and scores a header

This summer Mario Balotelli is adding another sport to his resume: 'hoverboarding.' The Italian striker has been seen spending a lot of time on his Hovertrax. If you haven't seen a Hovertrax before, just imagine Marty Mcfly's hover-board from the Back to the Future trilogy, except Mcfly's actually hovered, and the Hovertrax has gyro technology and wheels. Sounds like an awesome toy...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

One Last Chance for Brendan Rodgers with Liverpool

Last season wasn't a disaster for Liverpool, but it was a disappointment. They were back in the Champions League for the first time since 2009/10, only to fall out of their group and into Europa where they were then dispatched of in the very first knockout round. In terms of their Premier League finish, sixth was the best they could muster—meaning Europa League, but not without...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool locked in negotiation for striker transfer, deal likely

Liverpool locked in negotiation for striker transfer, deal likely - originally posted on You know what’s the best thing about Mario Balotelli? Despite all his eccentrics, poor performances on pitch, there is always going to be some club out here ready to take gamble on him. This time it’s Fiorentina, who are ready to bring the Liverpool flop back to Italy. According...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Milan confirms El Shaarawy is on way to Monaco

AC Milan has announced a deal with Monaco to seal forward Stephan El Shaarawy's exit from the Serie A side. The 22-year-old broke into the Rossoneri's ranks in 2012-13 but a plummet in form after the midseason arrival of Mario Balotelli was followed by a long-term foot injury. The Italy international never truly shone under Filippo Inzaghi in another fitness-hit campaign and he...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli left out of Liverpool squad for preseason tour

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Mario Balotelli has been left out of Liverpool's 30-man squad for its preseason tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, raising doubts about the Italian's future at Anfield. The striker had a disappointing first season at Liverpool following his move from AC Milan, scoring one goal in 16 appearances in the Premier League. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sterling in Liverpool squad for pre-season tour, but Balotelli omitted

Raheem Sterling has been included in Liverpool's 30-man squad for their pre-season tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia. The Premier League club named their squad for the tour on Saturday with the 20-year-old England striker included, but Italy forward Mario Balotelli was a notable omission. Sterling's involvement in the tour comes after he failed to report to the club's Melwood...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jordan Henderson fit to captain Liverpool?

Earlier today Liverpool confirmed that English midfielder Jordan Henderson, 25, will be the club’s new captain; taking the armband following the end of former captain Steven Gerrard’s 12 year stint as club leader. Jordan Henderson has been named the new captain at Liverpool Henderson was named vice-captain last September and took the reins when Gerrard was out of action. It...
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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli given compassionate leave

Liverpool have confirmed that striker Mario Balotelli has been given compassionate leave after he missed the first day of pre-season training on Monday. The 24-year-old Italian was due to return along with the rest of the squad, but was not with his team-mates when they reassembled amid reports of the death of his adoptive father Francesco at the weekend. Liverpool confirmed that...
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Balotelli on compassionate leave following death of adoptive father

Mario Balotelli has been granted compassionate leave by Liverpool following the death of his adoptive father. Liverpool's first-team squad - including Raheem Sterling - returned for pre-season training on Monday, but Balotelli was a notable absentee amid reports of the death of his adoptive father Francesco at the weekend. The 24-year-old striker wrote on Twitter at the weekend:...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sampdoria coach Zenga fuels speculation of move for Balotelli

New Sampdoria coach Walter Zenga has fuelled speculation the Blucerchiati could move for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli this summer. Liverpool are expected to announce Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne as their sixth signing of the summer in the next 24 hours, and Balotelli is among the players they are willing to offload as they continue to pursue Aston Villa striker Christian...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli looks set to return to Italy with AC Milan move

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... Radamel Falcao's prospective loan move to Chelsea is on the rocks with Monaco holding out for a permanent transfer. Alvaro Arbeloa will leave Real Madrid in the summer. Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette wants...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli will stay, says agent

Mario Balotelli will be a Liverpool player next season, according to his agent. The Italian failed to make an impact at Anfield after joining from Milan, scoring only four goals in 28 appearances. But Mino Raiola says the Reds are happy with the striker's "input and professionalism". "No. We had talks with Liverpool and he […]
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent confirms Liverpool striker will stay at Anfield in the summer

Agent confirms Liverpool striker will stay at Anfield in the summer - originally posted on Mario Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed that the striker won’t be leaving Liverpool in the summer transfer window. The Italian was expected to leave after a disappointing season ever since his £16m transfer from AC Milan last summer. Balotelli has scored just 3...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool offer Rickie Lambert as part of Benteke deal

Liverpool will offer Rickie Lambert in their attempt to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, according to Mirror. The Reds struggled for form in the offensive department after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona last summer with Italy's Mario Balotelli struggling to settle down on his return to the English Premier League. Benteke, 24, scored 16 […]
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool star has open doors for summer transfer

Liverpool star has open doors for summer transfer - originally posted on 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...
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May 19, 2015  |  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 […]
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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