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Steve Bruce Defends Under Fire Liverpool Striker

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Hull boss Steve Bruce believes Mario Balotelli may not have been wrong with his famous ‘Why always me?’ statement, claiming the striker has been scapegoated  Balotelli has been a divisive figure wherever he has plied his trade, from Manchester to Milan, and that is no different now he is with Liverpool. He has endured a slow start to his Reds …

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Souness: Liverpool’s Balotelli Needs Attitude Adjustment

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness believes misfiring striker Mario Balotelli has to undergo a personality change to survive at Anfield. The Italy international was hauled off at half-time against Real Madrid after another lacklustre performance and with his side 3-0 down in their Champions League tie. He may have compounded the criticism coming his way by swapping shirts with opposing …

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Paul Devlin Blog: Liverpool & Arsenal Chances In CL Tonight

Tonight’s a big night for the English teams in Europe. Chelsea may have beaten Maribor convincingly last night, but I doubt Liverpool or Arsenal will have it so easy. Brendan Rodgers’ men face off against possibly the greatest club side in Europe at the moment in the form of Real Madrid. Madrid have been impressive home and away this season …

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Will Liverpool Be The End Of Old ‘Arry?

A big performance is needed from QPR against Liverpool on Sunday, as another defeat could leave manager Harry Redknapp facing the chop. Bottom of the league after seven games, QPR’s start to the season couldn’t have been any worse. The newly promoted side have suffered defeat, after humiliating defeat. New signings such as Rio Ferdinand have failed to live up …

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Premier League Preview – QPR vs Liverpool

Liverpool travel to Lofus Road on Saturday looking to put the Raheem Sterling fiasco behind them. Reports this week suggest Harry Redknapp’s future as QPR manager is far from secure. Redknapp spent most of Friday’s pre-match press conference explaining that he doesn’t feel under pressure, but newspaper reports are hinting at Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood possibly being sounded out …

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Video: Italy Boss Discusses Omission Of Liverpool Star

Speaking to the press Italy boss Antonio Contee explains his decisions behind selecting Southampton’s Graziano Pelle ahead of Mario Balotelli of Liverpool for Italy’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers.  Pelle has scored four goals and gained one assist in just seven of the Premier League matches he has played in whereas Balotelli has yet to find the back of the net in …

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Rodgers: Liverpool Captain Can Help Balotelli Thrive

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that the world class quality of Steven Gerrard can help Mario Balotelli thrive at Anfield. The 24-year-old Italian was dropped as Liveerpool gained a much needed win against West Brom on Saturday but Rodgers believes that Gerrard can help the former Manchester City striker find his feet at the Reds following his £16 million move …

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Liverpool Manager Admits Signing Balotelli Was A Gamble

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that signing former AC Milan striker Mario Balotelii was a calculated gamble and that the striker must improve. The Liverpool manager has defended the signing of the 24-year-old but admits that Balotelli must improve his strike rate after scoring just one goal in seven appearances. “I always said it was about availability and affordability …

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Premier League: Big Weekend for….

Six games into the Premier League and the table is dangerously close to forming a pattern, with certain teams not wanting to be where they are currently. It’s a big weekend for these teams, with a win having the potential to kick start their season. It is also a big weekend for certain individuals in the Premier League, as they face …

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Liverpool Fan Focus: Lack of Flavour In Basel

Liverpool fan Stephen O’Leary laments another poor Liverpool performance and questions Steven Gerrard’s influence on the side. It’s a strange feeling this, having a vested interest in the midweek madness of the Champions League once again. It returned to Anfield two weeks ago with the visit of Ludogorets, but from the muted atmosphere in the stadium you might have mistaken …

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Liverpool Bad Boy Balotelli In Trouble Again

Mario Balotelli is in trouble again following his refusal to acknowledge the Liverpool fans after the Champions League loss to Basel. It seems Mario Balotelli has landed himself in hot water again, thanks to an ill-advised snub of the travelling Liverpool support after last night’s shambolic defeat in the Champions League. Manager Brendan Rodgers had asked his players to acknowledge the fans …

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Pundit Arena’s Top 20 Post-Game Interviews

In light of Kieran Donaghy’s outburst on Sunday, we rank our twenty most entertaining post-game interviews. Did we leave any out? Let us know! 20. Rampage Jackson dry-humps reporter! He may be a beast in the Octagon, but it looks like Rampage Jackson also has a ‘softer’ side. Although it may not be too soft after this… _____ 19. Roy …

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Liverpool Boss: “Balotelli Is Not Complicated”

A police probe this week into racist abuse on Twitter sees Mario Balotelli’s name in the headlines again, but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers sees only a player committed to doing well. Balotelli is no stranger to headlines, but his decision to tweet “Man Utd…LOL” during the Red Devils’ capitulation against Leicester City was unnecessary. The tweet led to unwarranted racial …

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Liverpool Boss Praises Striker Who Needs Time To Adapt

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Mario Balotelli for his work rate but has made it clear that the Italian needs time to adapt after just joining the Reds last month. The Italian international has now featured in three games for Liverpool and scored on his Champions League debut against Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets. Brendan Rodgers is pleased with the striker’s …

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Liverpool Receive Fitness Boost As Striker Is Ahead Of Schedule

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has returned to light training following a thigh injury he picked up while on international duty. The Liverpool striker who has missed Liverpool’s last two games with the injury is not expected to be in contention for Liverpool’s game at the weekend,where the Reds travel to London to face West Ham, but Sturridge could return the following …

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Champions League Preview: Liverpool Vs Ludogorets

Champions League football returns to Anfield tonight as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side welcome Bulgarian champions Ludogorets in a 7.45 kick off. Dan Dalton previews the eagerly awaited encounter. _____ Form Liverpool have enjoyed an indifferent start to this year’s Premier League season picking up six points from a possible 12. Aston Villa frustrated the Reds at the weekend and Ludogorets …

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Argentine Legend Assesses Liverpool’s Star Striker

Hernan Crespo, the Argentine striker who played most of his career in Italy gives his opinion on Liverpool new boy Mario Balotelli, while the Anfield outfit have to contend with a spate of injuries in the wake of the international matches. Argentine legend Hernan Crespo has shared his views on Liverpool new signing Mario Balotelli in Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello …

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