After being rested midweek, it was always likely that Mario Balotelli would once again be given the starting striker spot by Brendan Rodgers for the Chelsea game. So as the teams for the Anfield clash were revealed it was no surprise to see the Italian’s name feature, yet some Reds fans are frustrated with the faith being shown in the player and tactics used around him…
Unless Sterling partnering with Balotelli. we won’t get much of the lad playing on his own. hope we get an early goal though. Sterling first
— Arafat (@optimistic23) November 8, 2014
Another stupid team. Balotelli up front on his own does not work and how is Johnson there before Manquillo. Borini and Kooo deserve starts.
— Ian Daly (@iandalylfc) November 8, 2014
Balotelli up front on his own again too. Glutton for punishment, our Brendan
— Red Star Liverpool (@RedStarLvrpool) November 8, 2014
Would have liked to see Toure start & Borini up top with Balotelli. Really don’t get why BR persists with Balotelli as a lone striker #LFC
— Jody Glyn Pegler (@JodyGlynPegler) November 8, 2014
And what about Lambert? He’s made only 1 start this season! He’s a quality player and should be given that chance ahead of Balotelli #LFC
— Adam Ashford (@AdamJohnAshford) November 8, 2014
What is Rodgers doing playing Balotelli once again? I’d be rather annoyed if I were Lambert or Borini sitting on the bench because of him.
— Ryan Blythe (@ryanNUFCmad1986) November 8, 2014