When Mario Balotelli snubbed meeting with Jose Mourinho to attend Formula 1!
When Mario Balotelli snubbed meeting with Jose Mourinho to attend Formula 1!

Mario Balotelli's football career has had several ups and downs. The controversial Italian has often found himself on the wrong side of the media for his many antics on and off the pitch. Wherever he has played, Balotelli has always been in the news.

Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers
Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers

Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool`s squad for the festive programme but manager Brendan Rodgers was hardly effusive in his praise of the Italy`s striker`s credentials on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid, Liverpool in race to re-sign Fernando Torres
Atletico Madrid, Liverpool in race to re-sign Fernando Torres

Suddenly, Fernando Torres has become a desired target for some of the top clubs in Europe. Currently, on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea, the Spaniard striker could either make a return to Atletico Madrid, or Liverpool this January transfer window.

Arsenal hotshot Alexis Sanchez ready to haunt Liverpool
Arsenal hotshot Alexis Sanchez ready to haunt Liverpool

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez can show Liverpool why he would have made the perfect replacement for Luis Suarez when the Chilean travels to Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mario Balotelli fined 25,000 pounds, banned for one game for offensive message
Mario Balotelli fined 25,000 pounds, banned for one game for offensive message

Controversial Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli was suspended for one match by the FA on Thursday and fined 25,000 pounds ($39,152) after posting an offensive message on social media.

Mario Balotelli no world class player, says Adel Taarabt
Mario Balotelli no world class player, says Adel Taarabt

Moroccan international Adel Taarabt has added to Mario Balotelli`s woes after dismissing suggestions the misfiring Liverpool striker was a world class player.

David de Gea stars as Manchester United deepen Liverpool gloom
David de Gea stars as Manchester United deepen Liverpool gloom

Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie scored as Manchester United rubbed salt into Liverpool`s wounds with a crushing 3-0 home victory in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Brendan Rodgers
Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Brendan Rodgers

Mario Balotelli could return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend having returned to training after missing a month with a thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday.

Back to drawing board for limping Liverpool
Back to drawing board for limping Liverpool

Liverpool can only hope that their elimination from the Champions League heralds the end of a vertiginous downward spiral that began with Steven Gerrard`s infamous slip against Chelsea last season.

Brendan Rodgers admits Mario Balotelli's Liverpool move has backfired
Brendan Rodgers admits Mario Balotelli's Liverpool move has backfired

Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Italian striker Mario Balotelli's 16 million pounds move from AC Milan was a gamble that has backfired spectacularly, as the former Manchester City star has scored just twice in all season.

Mario Balotelli charged over `racist` post
Mario Balotelli charged over `racist` post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was charged by the Football Association on Friday for re-posting a message on Instagram that contained racist and anti-Semitic references.

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli apologises for social media post
Liverpool's Mario Balotelli apologises for social media post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli apologised on Tuesday for his social media post which appeared to contain potentially racist and anti-Semitic references.

Mario Balotelli to face FA investigation over 'racist' Instagram post
Mario Balotelli to face FA investigation over 'racist' Instagram post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has come under an investigation by the Football Association (FA), following his instagram post which appeared to contain anti-Semitic and racist references.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge suffers new injury blow
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge suffers new injury blow

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge may not return until the new year after it was announced Wednesday that the England forward had suffered a fresh thigh injury.

Mario Balotelli `fine` at Liverpool, says Roberto Mancini
Mario Balotelli `fine` at Liverpool, says Roberto Mancini

New Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini said he had no plans to bring Mario Balotelli back to the Serie A club after beginning his second spell with the Nerazzurri on Saturday.

Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier
Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Sunday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia due to concerns over his hamstring and groin, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed Saturday.

Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx
Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx

Italy host Croatia at the San Siro Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with misfiring striker Mario Balotelli`s place in the team under threat.

Mario Balotelli won`t unsettle Italy, says Giorgio Chiellini
Mario Balotelli won`t unsettle Italy, says Giorgio Chiellini

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has played down suggestions Mario Balotelli could have an unsettling influence on the Italy squad after a controversial call-up for a key Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia.

Italy's football chief defends Mario Balotelli's inclusion
Italy's football chief defends Mario Balotelli's inclusion

Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio defended coach Antonio Conte's decision to include Mario Balotelli in the national squad, dismissing rumours that the Liverpool striker's recall was made under sponsors' pressure.

Balotelli should be treated like any other player: Conte
Balotelli should be treated like any other player: Conte

Mario Balotelli is just another player and should be treated the same way as the others, Italy coach Antonio Conte said on Monday.