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Mario Balotelli

24-Year-Old Forward     Liverpool  Premier


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

March 23, 2015    Mario Balotelli News

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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.

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

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.

March 2, 2015

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Balotelli was an unused substitute for Sunday's match against Manchester City.

He's been an unused substitute for the past two Premier League matches, although he may be called into action against Burnley on Wednesday since Liverpool will be on short rest.

February 22, 2015

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Balotelli was an unused substitute for Sunday's match against Southampton.

It's hard to determine when manager Brendan Rodgers will deploy Balotelli, which detracts from the striker's overall viability since he can't be relied upon on a week-to-week basis. Although, he's always a threat to score when he's on the pitch. Looking ahead, Balotelli will almost certainly start Sunday's upcoming contest against Manchester City on the bench, and only Rodgers knows if he'll be inserted into the match or not.

February 16, 2015

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Balotelli was inserted into Saturday's FA Cup match against Crystal Palace in the 46th minute, although he only managed to get off two unsuccessful shots during his time on the pitch.

Balotelli finally scored his first goal of the Premier League season against the Spurs on Tuesday, but he's still expected to be limited off the bench moving forward which leaves his value with something to be desired. Even so, the 24-year-old could certainly earn a larger role on Liverpool at some point in the future.

February 10, 2015

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Balotelli scored the match-winner in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over Spurs, his first Premier League goal for Liverpool.

Balotelli came on as a second-half sub and sealed the game in the 83rd minute after an excellent cross by fellow-sub Adam Lallana. Despite the score, it seems highly unlikely that Balotelli will find himself in the starting XI in the near-term, but he's been known to score in bunches and Liverpool are surely hoping he can break out while playing as a super-reserve.