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Liverpool Transfer Balls: Mario Balotelli is not a patch on Mario Balotelli

by | 7th, January 2015

Is it time for Liverpool to get shot of Mario Balotelli? Well, reading the Daily Mail you would think it was.

On August 31, 2014, Neil Ashton told Mail raders:When Rodgers reviews the tape of this game, he will be impressed with Balotelli. He worked hard and did the dirty work…

Then there is the unseen side, carrying out tactical instructions for the benefit of the Liverpool team. When Tottenham won their first corner of the game midway through the first half, he ran at three-quarter pace to make sure he was back in time to mark Younes Kaboul. Impressive stuff…

Balotelli is already part of the Liverpool family, sitting neatly into the environment Rodgers has created for this expressive team…

…when Balotelli settles into a routine of life at Liverpool and starts knocking in the goals again, he will wear the shirt of the Azzurri once again. We know he has the quality.

What a signing!

But now Ashston tells Mail readers:

When Adriano Galliani, the chief executive of AC Milan, sold Mario Balotelli to Liverpool for £16m, he told friends it had ‘felt like winning the lottery’… Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola had done a number on Liverpool, telling them that he could get the Italian forward out of Milan on the cheap. In their desperation to replace Luis Suarez, they fell for it…

It will cost Liverpool a lot of money to get shot of him this month, but fronting up and accepting that they have made a mistake with him is the best thing they can do.

But he’s part of the “Liveprool family”…



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