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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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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...
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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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Balotelli justified in taking Liverpool penalty…Twitter reaction

Balotelli justified in taking Liverpool penalty…Twitter reaction - originally posted on 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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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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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
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Balotelli's Back: Striker returns to spotlight with big goal

Scoring a first English Premier League goal for your club to win a crucial match against one of your big rivals would arouse outward feelings of relief and elation in most players. Not Mario Balotelli. With Anfield rocking and his teammates jumping all over him, the enigmatic Italian looked to the ground and remained stony-faced after scoring a late winner for Liverpool in its 3...
Via AP on Fox
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Liverpool-Tottenham Verdict: Reds Outlast Spurs With Depth, Quality

Liverpool lost its way after beating Tottenham in August but confirmed its return to the ranks of Premier League powers with a win over the same team Tuesday. Liverpool defeated Tottenham 3-2 in a thrilling Premier League game at Anfield. The teams traded goals in each half before Mario Balotelli put the Reds ahead for good with his first league goal for...
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Mario Balotelli Downs Tottenham With First EPL Goal For Liverpool (Video)

Mario Balotelli picked a perfect time to score his first Premier League goal in ages. Balotelli scored the game-winning goal for Liverpool in its 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday at Anfield. The goal was Balotelli’s first in the Premier League since he returned to England last summer. The Italian striker hadn’t scored in 12 league games before finally notching...
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Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

LONDON — Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday’s match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online.   The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the “aggravated breach” of its discrimination rules. Balotelli uploaded...
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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