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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
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Agent confirms Liverpool and Real Madrid’s interest in South American goal scoring striker

Agent confirms Liverpool and Real Madrid’s interest in South American goal scoring striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The agent of  has revealed that Liverpool and Real Madrid are the host of the clubs interested in signing Villarreal striker. The 21-year-old joined the Spanish side from Racing Club last summer and has been in fine form for Marcelino García Toral...
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1 day 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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Soccer Morning (3.2.15) with guests Kris Heneage and Chris Kamrani

Today’s Soccer Morning features the latest news and talk about soccer, as well as guests Kris Heneage and Chris Kamrani. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Former World Soccer Talk Podcast analyst Kris Heneage was on the show to discuss Chelsea’s...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Everton carry British hopes in Europa League

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.uefa.com In a dramatic night of Europa League football, both Liverpool and Tottenham were eliminated from the tournament. With ten-man Celtic also losing 4-3 on aggregate to Inter Milan, only Everton remain to carry British interest in the last sixteen of the competition. Liverpool only held a slender 1-0 lead over Besiktas from the first...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Besiktas vs Liverpool: Three things to watch out for

Besiktas vs Liverpool: Three things to watch out for - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool face Besiktas in the second leg of the Round 32 Europa League tie at the Ataturk Stadium where the Reds will swiftly progress to the next round should they do not concede on the night in Istanbul. The Reds are leading the tie 1-0, after Mario Balotelli gave them the lead through...
Via Soccerlens
6 days ago  |  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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli future in doubt after penalty debacle

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com www.google.com/+LiverpoolFC Mario Balotelli landed himself in further controversy by taking the penalty kick from designated penalty-taker Jordan Henderson in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday. The Italian was slammed by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard who accused him of showing “disrespect” for going against...
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11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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. […]
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12 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players.  Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking.  A front page featuring prejudiced quotes and incidents of discriminatory behavior seem an inevitability every season...
Via World Soccer Talk
13 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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