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Mario Balotelli vows to turn scoring fortunes around at Liverpool

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is confident he will soon start scoring again and become a "top player" at Anfield. Balotelli admits he has made a slow start to his career with the Reds since returning to the Premier League after a season with AC Milan. The Italy striker scored 26 times in 43 Serie A matches for the Rossoneri but has since failed to find the target in nine Premier...
Via Fox Sports
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Brendan Rodgers rules out early Divock Origi arrival to Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers has ruled out the possibility of Divock Origi solving Liverpool's striking crisis in January. Reports this week suggested that Rodgers is willing to pay an additional fee to bring highly rated teenager Origi -- who signed for Liverpool in the close season but was left with Lille on loan for the 2014-15 campaign -- to Anfield in the next transfer window.  Liverpool...
Via Fox Sports
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Liverpool confirm Sturridge injury, ruled out until new year

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed striker Daniel Sturridge will not play until the new year. And Rodgers admits the time has come for the club to take a long-term view on the treatment they give to a the thigh problem which has restricted the England man's career. Sturridge has suffered nine separate but similar injuries to the same thigh and Rodgers says the issues...
Via Fox Sports
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Fantasy Premier League Week 12

Is everyone ready for more Premier League? The international break is over, and it’s time for more domestic footy. I’m testing out a new format, because with the old one, I’m going to just name the same players over and over again. Here we go, with my guide for week 12 of the Fantasy Premier League: Injury News! Everton’s Leighton Baines was declared out for 2 weeks a couple...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli: The goals will come at Liverpool

Mario Balotelli remains unconcerned by his slow start to life at Liverpool and insists he will return to goalscoring form. […]
Via Soccer News
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sturridge breaks down again with new thigh injury

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has broken down again with another injury to his left thigh, extending the England international's long spell out of the team. Sturridge, who has not played since August because of injury, tore a muscle in a training session on Tuesday. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says it is the ninth injury to that thigh over...
Via AP on Fox
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Liverpool’s Hopes Of Getting Divock Origi Rely On Lille Releasing Player

Liverpool’s hopes of bringing striker Divock Origi back to Anfield in January rely on former club Lille being prepared to release the Belgium international from his loan spell. The Reds beat a number of European clubs to sign the highly-rated 19-year-old in the summer but a significant part of the success of that capture was a binding agreement to allow the forward to remain in...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Divock Origi on his way back to Liverpool following Sturridge injury?

Divock Origi on his way back to Liverpool following Sturridge injury? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool fans had a lot to look forward to this weekend, following reports that the injured forward Daniel Sturridge has rejoined training and could be fit for the game against Crystal Palace. However, those dreams were quashed with reports arising last night that the England...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Italy coach Conte: I haven't got time to change Balotelli

Italy coach Antonio Conte admits he does not have the time to change striker Mario Balotelli. The Azzurri boss called up the 24-year-old for the first time since he took charge in the summer, but the Liverpool forward sustained a hamstring injury in training which meant he returned to Merseyside without featuring in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia. Balotelli is expected to...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Conte warning for Balotelli

Antonio Conte has hinted that time is running out for Mario Balotelli to prove his worth to Italy’s national team. […]
Via Soccer News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gossip column: Brozovic, Krychowiak, Shaqiri, Balotelli

Marcelo BrozovicArsenal are weighing up £5m move for Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic, 21, after scouting the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder during their Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy.(Daily Mirror) The Gunners are also interested Sevilla’s £24m-rated Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak but face competition from Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund for the 24-year-old’s...
Via Ghanasoccernet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini rules out Mario Balotelli swoop

New Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has ruled out the possibility of bringing struggling Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli back to the club. Mancini, who was named as Inter's new coach on Saturday, brought the Italian to Manchester City from the Nerazzurri in 2010, having previously worked with him at the Serie A giants. But despite 20 goals in 54 appearances for City, and...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five marquee footballers likely on the move when the transfer window opens

Football fans across the globe were let down this weekend during the international break. But there are still plenty of matches on the horizon, and the (January) transfer window is set to open in just six weeks’ time. And the rumor mill is already heating up. Traditionally, the in-season window is known as being the stepchild of its offseason brethren. This year, however...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Injures Back While Training With Italy’s National Team

FLORENCE, Italy — Mario Balotelli and Angelo Ogbonna have withdrawn from the Italian squad ahead of games against Croatia and Albania. Balotelli had been called up for the first time under Antonio Conte, despite his poor form, but the Liverpool striker strained his lower back and adductor muscles. Ogbonna has a left hamstring injury and medical staff decided not to risk the Juventus...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Conte: Balotelli injury a groin inflammation, not hamstring strain

Italy coach Antonio Conte denied Mario Balotelli suffered a hamstring strain, after the Liverpool striker left the team camp on […]
Via Soccer News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

No Balotelli reunion for Mancini

​Roberto Mancini has ruled out a January reunion with Mario Balotelli at Inter after returning to San Siro as head […]
Via Soccer News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Injury: Liverpool star’s hamstring & Updates

Mario Balotelli Injury: Liverpool star’s hamstring & Updates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Italy’s European Qualifier against Croatia on Sunday at the San Siro after picking up a hamstring injury in training. Balotelli was recalled to the national squad by new coach Antonio Conte but the controversial Italian...
Via Soccerlens
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli leaves Italy camp with injury

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) Mario Balotelli and Angelo Ogbonna have withdrawn from the Italian squad ahead of games against Croatia and Albania. Balotelli had been called up for the first time under Antonio Conte, despite his poor form, but the Liverpool striker strained his lower back and adductor muscles. Ogbonna has a left hamstring injury and medical staff decided not to risk the Juventus...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Italy striker Balotelli to miss Euro 2016 clash with Croatia

Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Italy's European Qualifier against Croatia at the San Siro on Sunday due to concerns over his hamstring and groin. The Liverpool forward had been called into the squad by coach Antonio Conte after being sidelined for Italy's opening three wins in Group H. Italy are also without Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna, who has a sore left thigh...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli sustains hamstring injury

Mario Balotelli has withdrawn from Italy’s squad for their crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia due to a hamstring injury. […]
Via Soccer News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Debate: Is Mario Balotelli over-rated?

Debate: Is Mario Balotelli over-rated? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Mario Balotelli, the £16m new summer signing for Liverpool, has cut a sorrow and frustrating figure for the Reds so far. Soccerlens writers Tamojit & Saikat debate whether Mario Balotelli actually deserves the ‘Genius’ tag on his head. Is he over-rated?  Tamojit’s view: Balotelli is not over...
Via Soccerlens
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Conte: Balotelli just a normal player

Italy coach Antonio Conte insists Mario Balotelli should be treated the same as any other player in his squad. Conte […]
Via Soccer News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Conte sees a positive in Balotelli's struggles

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) Perhaps Mario Balotelli's struggles with Liverpool will have a positive effect on his return to Italy's squad. That's what Azzurri coach Antonio Conte is hoping for after giving Balotelli a call up for a key European Championship qualifier against Croatia on Sunday. It's the first time Conte has included Balotelli since taking over from Cesare...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli back in Italy squad

MILAN -- Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli was recalled to the Italy squad on Sunday, receiving his first call up under new boss Antonio Conte. Balotelli was omitted from Conte's first two squads but has been included in the 26-man list for next week's crucial qualifier at home to Croatia. Alessio Cerci was also included for the first time since Italy's disappointing...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli, El Shaarawy recalled by Italy

Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy have been recalled to the Italian national team for next week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers […]
Via Soccer News
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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