Liverpool’s Balotelli In Trouble After Shirt-Swapping Controversy With Pepe At Half Time


    It’s fair to say that the talking point from Liverpool’s 3-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League last night was Mario Balotelli’s attitude. Actually, forget the match – let’s all sit down and talk about Balotelli and how he is likely to leave (or not) in the upcoming transfer window.

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, in particular, was disappointed at Balotelli’s conduct, which saw him swapping shirts with Pepe at half-time, after being substituted at the break. Surely, he could have waited till the end of the game… or at least discussed this with him via SnapChat? What’s with the hurry, Balotelli?

    “It is not something I stand for. If you want to do that, do it at the end of the game. It is something I will deal with on Thursday,” said Rodgers.

    Balotelli’s poor performance, which were also evident in their 3-2 win over QPR at the weekend, also attracted criticism for the lowest amount of passes with 17 – the same as Lazar Markovic who was on the pitch for 23 minutes.


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