Balotelli’s Half Time Jersey Swap Infuriates Rodgers

Liverpool lost 0-3 to Real Madrid last night at Anfield in a Champions League group match. The misfiring Balotelli kept on with his poor form for the Reds and was substituted at half time as Adam Lallana came on in his place.

Speaking after the match, Brendan Rodgers was upset that Mario Balotelli had swapped jerseys with Real Madrid’s Pepe at half time and promised to deal with the situation today (Thursday).

“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,” the manager said

There was a similar situation at Stamford Bridge last season when Mamadou Sakho swapped jerseys with then Chelsea striker, Samuel Eto’o and Rodgers reflected on it.

“We had an incident last year with a player and that was something we dealt with internally.
“It’s something that doesn’t happen here and shouldn’t happen here,” he said.

Mario Balotelli has been a big disappointment at Liverpool after joining the Reds at the beginning of the season. He has only managed one goal since then and has been playing poorly. It may not be long before Rodgers will lose faith in the big Italian.


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