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Mario Balotelli

24-Year-Old Forward     Liverpool  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Illness    EST. RETURN:  4/19/2015
Birthdate:  August 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Palermo, Italy
Nationality:  Italy    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  192 lbs    

April 16, 2015    Mario Balotelli News

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Balotelli is expected to be available for Sunday's FA Cup match against Aston Villa after recovering from a illness, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Balotelli has dealt with a number of nagging issues of late, and he may even be able to feature Sunday if Daniel Sturridge is unable to recover from his hip injury.

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Mario Balotelli: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 12, 2015

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Balotelli's (illness) availability for Monday's match against Newcastle is uncertain, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Balotelli missed the match against Arsenal with a knock but is now dealing with an illness and will have a late-fitness test ahead of Monday's tilt. That said, it might be wise to explore other options in the event that he's ruled out shortly before the match starts.

April 6, 2015

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers revealed that Balotelli withdrew himself from the squad to face Arsenal after a small knock in training, reports the Daily Mail.

Balotelli was only intended to be a substitute in the match, and did not travel with the squad to the match after picking up the knock on Friday.

April 4, 2015

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Balotelli is not in the 18-man squad to face Arsenal on Saturday.

It's getting bleaker and bleaker for the Italian, who just can't seem to find a place anywhere at Liverpool. Raheem Sterling will start up top Saturday, while Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini and Cameron Brannagan are available off the bench.

March 23, 2015

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Balotelli (illness) was subbed onto the pitch Sunday against Manchester United in the 66th minute.

Balotelli was dealing with an illness ahead of Sunday's match but ultimately made his first appearance since Mar. 8. He should be available moving forward as Liverpool faces Arsenal on Saturday.

March 20, 2015

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Balotelli has been dealing with an illness of late but is back training, the Daily Star reports.

Balotelli has struggled to get on the pitch over the past few weeks and it's still unclear whether or not he'll be fit for Sunday's match against Manchester United. Either way, Balotelli seems to be out of favor with manager Brendan Rodgers so the striker will need more than just a full bill of health to take the pitch Sunday.

March 16, 2015

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Balotelli was not on the active roster for Monday's 1-0 victory over Swansea City.

Balotelli has fallen out of favor with manager Brendan Rodgers and is a lackluster option across all formats until he can find his way back onto the pitch.

March 13, 2015

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Balotelli has made 13 Premier League appearances on the season.

Balotelli has only registered one goal on the season and he's starting each game on the bench. This doesn't bode well for his value moving forward as he's currently taking a backseat to a handful of other strikers for Liverpool.