There was so much questions about the Italian when he signed for the Reds. Like how can he fit in a pacy team? Or how can he play with an unfamiliar counter-attacking football team?
Mario Balotelli is without doubt, a young world class player who is quite the entertainer. Rowdy and short-tempered. He was really something like a bomb with a short fuse and with that aspect, he really turned out to be a headline magnet due to his past antics.
But let’s forget about that. Now he plays for the Reds. Liverpool lost their top man Luis Suarez last year, so they set out to seek the services of the AC Milan striker who had a wonderful return in Italy.
Scoring 30 goals in all competitions, he was signed up by Liverpool to fill up the hole Suarez left. But what did Liverpool get? It was like a Fernando Torres tale. He never found his rhythm after playing successive games. But he was still given the green light by Rodgers and was continually praised for his work ethics.
With a solitary goal in both England’s domestic League Cup and UEFA CL, Balotelli finally rounds up for his third of the season.
It was a sublime goal with terrific timing and positioning as he puts the ball in the back of the net after a Lallana cross. Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-2 at Anfield Tuesday in an important Premier League game that had a little bit of everything.
The Anfield crowd roared loudly while Balotelli only lets out a rare meek reaction and a thumbs up sign after the winner.
It was until the end of the match that he actually smiled in his selfie via Instagram to show his delight to help Liverpool win and moreover, to get back on the scoresheet.