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Mario Ballotelli Gets First Italian Call-Up In Four Years

Former-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been called up to the Italian international side for the first time in four years. Few players could match the confidence, swagger and undeniable talent of Mario Balotelli when he was on his game but after a period of several years at the very top, the former City and Liverpool star has found himself …

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Seven Potential Options For Chelsea To Replace Diego Costa

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Diego Costa of Chelsea arrives at the stadiium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on December 17, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

What had threatened to become a short, sharp shock for Chelsea will instead become the long goodbye as Diego Costa looks to be on the way out of Stamford Bridge in the summer. A massive falling-out with manager Antonio Conte and members of his coaching staff led to the Spanish international striker training on his own and subsequently missing Chelsea’s …

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Watch: Mario Balotelli Sent Off For Kicking Bordeaux Defender

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - DECEMBER 21: Mario Balotelli of Nice is shown a red card during the french Ligue 1 match between Bordeaux and Nice at Stade Matmut Atlantique on December 21, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images)

Mario Balotelli received his second red card of the season as Nice were held to a draw in Bordeaux. The eccentric striker has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 club since joining on a free transfer in the summer, scoring eight goals as Lucien Favre’s side have embarked on an unlikely title challenge (and currently sit at the …

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Ranking The Best Ever Goals Scored Against Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 7: Thierry Henry of France celebrates after scoring during the World Cup Group 4 Qualifying match between Republic of Ireland and France at Lansdowne Road on September 7, 2005 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

There have been some truly remarkable strikes against Ireland down through the years. When going through the history of Irish football, there have been many heart-breaks. When mentioning the low points for the Boys in Green in modern times, names like Toto Schillaci and Antoine Griezman spring to mind. However, while these were the highest profile goals, what were the …

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The 10 Worst Liverpool Signings Of The Last 10 Years

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Last week the CIES Football Observatory shocked many observers when they illustrated that Liverpool had raked in £379 million through player sales since 2010, making the Reds the biggest selling club in Europe. Although many of these sales were forced upon Liverpool by either financial circumstances or players demanding to leave Anfield, in that same time period the Reds have …

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp Discusses Balotelli Agent Comments And Mamadou Sakho Future

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp looks on before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London, on August 27, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool resume Premier League duties this weekend with their first home of the season against champions Leicester City. Manager Jürgen Klopp was speaking to the media for the first time since a fairly hectic transfer deadline day, when a number of players left Anfield. One player who did not leave, despite every effort by the club to facilitate it, was Mamadou …

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Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp ‘Is A Piece Of S**t’ According To Mario Balotelli’s Agent, Mino Raiola

Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool nightmare came to an end this week when a last-minute deal saw the Italian finally leave Anfield for pastures new in the south of France, at Ligue 1 side Nice. 26-year-old Balotelli has endured a stunning fall from grace since his hell-raising days at Manchester City, where negative front page press featured as frequently as his on-field …

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Done Deals: Two Leave Liverpool With One More Set To Follow

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Mario Balotelli of Liverpool warms up prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on February 22, 2015 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

It’s official – Mario Balotelli is no longer a Liverpool player. The 26-year-old is France’s problem now as he has completed a permanent move from Anfield to Ligue 1 OGC Nice, as confirmed by Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce. Mario Balotelli has completed his move from #LFC to Nice on a free transfer. Permanent deal, not a loan. — James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) …

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José Mourinho Holds Meeting With Liverpool Exile Mario Balotelli [Report]

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has reportedly met with Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli in a bid to advise his former player on how to restart his flagging career. Rather than discussing a potential move from Merseyside to Old Trafford, Mourinho, who managed the 26-year-old Italian at Inter Milan, was contacted by the player or his representatives in order to seek …

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The Five Players Still Expected To Leave Liverpool This Summer

ST LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 01: Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool FC talks with the media after a friendly match against AS Roma at Busch Stadium on August 1, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. AC Roma won 2-1. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp promised an Anfield clear-out ahead of the new season, and he has delivered. Eleven players have left the club on a permanent basis this summer – namely, José Enrique, Samed Yesil, Kolo Touré Jordan Rossiter, Joao Teixeira, Jerome Sinclair, Sergi Canos, Jordon Ibe, Brad Smith, Martin Skrtel and Joe Allen. While most of those were expected, …

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Liverpool Dealt Another Blow In Their Efforts To Sell Christian Benteke And Mario Balotelli

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JULY 23: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Christian Benteke of Liverpool trains on his first day with the club alongside Mario Balotelli at Melwood Training Ground on July 23, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool’s attempts to sell both Christian Benteke and Mario Balotelli have suffered a setback with the news that Besiktas are unlikely to be pursuing a deal for either player. The Turkish side had expressed an interest in the two available strikers in recent days and weeks, but chairman Fikret Orman has admitted that Liverpool’s £32.5m asking price makes a deal for …

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Italian Giants Ready To Move For Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli [Report]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Mario Balotelli of Liverpool laughs during the warm-up for the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 29, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

In what would be quite the occurrence, Inter are reportedly looking to bring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli back to the San Siro. Italian publication Tuttosport are today claiming that Roberto Mancini has identified the troubled forward as a transfer target this summer as he plots the club’s return to the Champions League. The Nerazzurri have spent four consecutive seasons outside of Europe’s …

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