It’s been a weird month for Mario Balotelli. The burly Italian arrived at Liverpool from AC Milan shortly before the transfer deadline passed amid a fanfare and suggestions that this could be the club where it all finally clicks. But after juts six games and one goal, the 24-year-old’s career on Merseyside already looks to be under threat with manager Brendan Rodgers having suggested that he needs to up his game significantly. Today gives the first hint that Balotelli is struggling at Liverpool, with the madcap forward dropped from the XI for the first time since his arrival in favour of Rickie Lambert. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news…
Needed dropping Balotelli though deffo — Neil Clarke (@Neil_Clarke_LFC) October 4, 2014
Lambert for Balotelli – can’t really argue with being left on the bench can he? Looking forward to seeing Lambert & Lallana partner up — MichaelMozⓂ️ (@MichaelYNWA92) October 4, 2014
Playing 4-2-3-1. Playing Lambert ahead of Balotelli. 🙁 — LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) October 4, 2014
Lambert ahead of Balotelli?? Strange — John Simonian (@_Simonian) October 4, 2014
Balotelli to come on score the winner, lift his shirt “why always me” — lambanana (@canwegoagain) October 4, 2014
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