Mixed opinions as Liverpool fans react to Balotelli axe

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…

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