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MARIO BALOTELLI RUMORS

Rodgers criticizes Balotelli over swapping shirts with Real's Pepe

LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticized Mario Balotelli for swapping shirts with an opponent at halftime of a Champions League match against Real Madrid. Balotelli exchanged shirts with Madrid defender Pepe as they approached the tunnel on the way to the dressing rooms, moments after the halftime whistle. Rodgers says ''it's not something...
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Rodgers criticizes Balotelli for shirt-swap

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticized Mario Balotelli for swapping shirts with an opponent at halftime of a Champions League match against Real Madrid. Balotelli exchanged shirts with Madrid defender Pepe as they approached the tunnel on the way to the dressing rooms, moments after the halftime whistle. Rodgers says ''it's not something...
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Liverpool should play Sterling as false No 9 against Real Madrid and bench Mario Balotelli, says Jamie Carragher

Brendan Rodgers should axe Mario Balotelli for Liverpool's Champions League clash against Real Madrid and play Raheem Sterling up front instead, according to Jamie Carragher. Carragher reckons the misfiring Italian should be dropped for Wednesday night's game because he 'doesn't run around enough' and Liverpool can't afford 'any passengers'. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Carragher Suggests Leaving Mario Balotelli Out Against Real Madrid

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that Brendan Rodgers leave striker Mario Balotelli out of his starting eleven in order to give his side the best chance of beating Real Madrid on Wednesday. Speaking on Sky Sports: Monday Night Football, Carragher urged the Liverpool boss to drop the Italian international from the lineup and moved Raheem Sterling further forward...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli hilariously SLAMMED by former Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case has described misfiring striker Mario Balotelli as a “waste of space,” according to a story in the Daily Mirror today. “He is not a team player,” Case said according to BBC Radio Merseyside. This comes a day after Balotelli missed a wide open net (watch the video here) and got hilariously ripped apart by Liverpool fans on Twitter.  Mario...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli gives Brendan Rodgers a compliment? Sort of

The gossip rags are all about Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli today. Some of the narratives conflict with one another. We’ll get to that in a minute.  First let’s get Super Mario’s thoughts on pre-match sex. Someone told me recently that I had apparently said that if I have sex three or four hours before a game, it is working for me on the pitch. Trust me, if I am having...
Via The Sports Bank
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AC Milan midfielder Essien insists Balotelli has ‘great’ Liverpool future

Michael Essien backs BalotelliMario Balotelli has a great future at Liverpool, according to former team-mate Michael Essien.The Reds signed the former Manchester City man in the summer for £16m but he has not made the electrifying start to his Anfield career that manager Brendan Rodgers would have hoped for.The erratic forward was dropped for the match against West Brom before the...
Via Ghanasoccernet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Itay forward Mario Balotelli vows to prove his "genius" at Liverpool

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has vowed to repay the support of the club's fans and prove his "genius". The 24-year-old, a summer acquisition from AC Milan, has started life slowly at Anfield having notched just one goal in eight outings for his new club - in the 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets. The controversial striker has taken to social media...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Balotelli upset pet pig can't join him in U.K.

Mario Balotelli has been a little less super than usual, and we’re not talking about the way he’s been playing for Liverpool. The Italian striker is apparently missing his pet pig, Super, who he had to leave behind in Italy after departing AC Milan for the Reds. According to The Sun, Balotelli arrived in the United Kingdom faster than the legal process he has to complete to...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend In The Premier League

We get it. Not everyone wants to wake up at 7:45 on a weekend morning to watch soccer, especially when college football and the NFL demand our attention the rest of the day. It takes a certain type of dedication to embrace football as the world knows it. Luckily for you, TSFJ’s soccer heads Dillon […] The post The Refs Have a Rough Weekend: The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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