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Mario Balotelli

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Birthdate:  August 12, 1990    Birthplace:  Palermo, Italy    Nationality:  Italy    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  192 lbs    

October 20, 2014    Mario Balotelli News

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Balotelli came up empty handed Sunday in Liverpool's 3-2 victory over QPR.

Balotelli still does not have a goal this Premier League season and despite firing seven shots this match, he never looked very threatening. With Daniel Sturridge (calf) possibly out for another month, manager Brendan Rodgers doesn't have much choice but to play Balotelli alone up front. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Balotelli, but he currently should not be starting until his form improves.

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

October 4, 2014

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Balotelli is available off the bench for Liverpool's Premier League match against West Brom.

Rickie Lambert will start in place of Balotelli, who has yet to score a goal for Liverpool in Premier League play.

September 27, 2014

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Balotelli had a few opportunities in front of goal Saturday but was unable to get on the score sheet in Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Everton.

Balotelli has yet to score in the Premier League but is getting plenty of opportunities in front of goal. The enigmatic Italian did't have great goal scoring record during his previous stint in the Premier League with Manchester City, and has started the season slowly, giving reason for fantasy owners to temper expectations until Balotelli shows good form over a few gameweeks.

September 21, 2014

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Balotelli took three shots, with two on goal, but picked up a yellow card during Liverpool's 3-1 Premier League loss at West Ham on Saturday.

Balotelli opened his Liverpool account on Tuesday in a 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets, but he has yet to find the back of the net for Liverpool in Premier League play. Opposing defenses are keying on him without Daniel Sturridge to take much pressure off, which has resulted in a number of potential conflicts. Nevertheless, he will continue to lead the line until Sturridge returns, though that could come as soon as next weekend for the Liverpool derby.

September 16, 2014

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Balotelli scored in the 82nd minute of Liverpool's 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets on Tuesday.

With Daniel Sturridge still sidelined with a thigh injury, Balotelli continues to lead the line for the Reds. Despite just joining the squad, he seems to have good chemistry with those around to set him up, and he'll take that into Saturday's Premier League match against West Ham.

September 13, 2014

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Balotelli missed practice during the week due to an illness, but was able to make the start in Liverpool's 0-1 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Balotelli had a quiet game Saturday, only managing two shots before being subbed off in the 71st minute. With Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) out, the focus of the Liverpool attack is on Balotelli, so it should only be a matter of time before the Italian international finds the back of the net.

September 12, 2014

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Balotelli was unable to train Thursday due to an illness, but he is expected to play Saturday against Aston Villa, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Balotelli is expected to lead the line for Liverpool in the coming weeks after Daniel Sturridge suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty.

September 1, 2014

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Balotelli didn't manage to get on the scoresheet in his Liverpool debut, but recorded a shot on target and a key pass before being subbed off in the 61st minute.

Balotelli's debut was a quiet, but successful one as he forced Hugo Lloris to make a tough save early on and created a bit of extra space up front for the Liverpool attack to exploit. It is encouraging for fantasy owners to see manager Brendan Rodgers preferring to play two up front, and it should only be a matter of time before Balotelli starts finding the back of the net.