Brendan Rodger, Liverpool manager, said that there aren’t any problems in the Reds’ dressing room, and that he will try to get Mario Balotelli to perform at his top level, something that pay per head bookmaking companies would really like to see.
Paul Ince, former midfielder for Liverpool, said that the Italian striker’s “disruptive influence” broke Liverpool’s team spirit, and would like to see Rodgers sell the player.
Balotelli had a bad start with the Reds, as he was only able to score twice. He left the bench when Liverpool lost to Manchester United after being out of the game for over a month due an injury to the groin, and this may not let the player feature in the quarter-final meeting of the Capital One Cup taking place on Wednesday at Bournemouth.
But the manager was quick to dismiss what was claimed by Ince: “There are lots of opinions about Liverpool and Paul is someone who I respect and was a wonderful player and has managed himself, so he knows the pressures of management.