Kick It Out report reveals extent of Mario Balotelli racist abuse
Kick It Out report reveals extent of Mario Balotelli racist abuse

Liverpool and Italy striker Mario Balotelli has received more than 4,000 racist messages via social media this season, according to new research from British anti-discrimination body Kick It Out.

Liverpool face injury-hit Besiktas, crowd in Istanbul
Liverpool face injury-hit Besiktas, crowd in Istanbul

Liverpool must battle a hostile welcome from a 70,000-capacity crowd as they face an injury-hit Besiktas in Istanbul on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

Squabbling Liverpool seek solace at St Mary's
Squabbling Liverpool seek solace at St Mary's

The harmony -- or lack of it -- in Liverpool's squad will fall under the microscope on Sunday when Brendan Rodgers' side visit Southampton in a clash of Champions League qualification hopefuls.

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe
Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused team mate Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect after the Italian found himself at the centre of controversy despite scoring a winning penalty against Besiktas on Thursday.

Mario Balotelli agent, Gary Lineker hit out at Arrigo​ Sacchi `blacks` comments
Mario Balotelli agent, Gary Lineker hit out at Arrigo​ Sacchi `blacks` comments

The agent of Mario Balotelli led the growing criticism of former Italy and AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi following remarks criticising the number of "blacks" playing at youth level in Italy.

The "penny's dropped" for revived Mario Balotelli, says Brendan Rodgers
The "penny's dropped" for revived Mario Balotelli, says Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers watched Mario Balotelli break into a rare smile after his latest major contribution to a Liverpool triumph on Saturday and reflected with satisfaction: "I think the penny`s dropped."

FA Cup: Liverpool end Crystal Palace jinx to reach last eight
FA Cup: Liverpool end Crystal Palace jinx to reach last eight

Liverpool claimed a first victory at Selhurst Park in seven attempts to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, coming from behind to win 2-1 against Crystal Palace.

Long-awaited strike will boost Balotelli, says Pascoe
Long-awaited strike will boost Balotelli, says Pascoe

Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe said Mario Balotelli`s long-awaited first Premier League goal for the Reds could kickstart the striker`s spluttering Anfield career.

Rodgers tells Balotelli to train harder to be part of Liverpool's matchday squad
Rodgers tells Balotelli to train harder to be part of Liverpool's matchday squad

Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Italian striker Mario Balotelli to train harder with the team everyday in order to be in the squad on matchday.

Brendan Rodgers issues Mario Balotelli warning as Daniel Sturridge eyes return
Brendan Rodgers issues Mario Balotelli warning as Daniel Sturridge eyes return

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted Mario Balotelli must do more in training as he prepared to welcome back fellow forward Daniel Sturridge to first-team action.

Mino Raiola considering run for FIFA presidency
Mino Raiola considering run for FIFA presidency

Dutchman Mino Raiola, agent to top footballers including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli and Paul Pogba, said Friday he was seriously considering challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Mario Balotelli is wasting his talent: Roberto Mancini
Mario Balotelli is wasting his talent: Roberto Mancini

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has warned Italian striker Mario Balotelli is in danger of wasting his career.

Liverpool face up to life without ageing Steven Gerrard
Liverpool face up to life without ageing Steven Gerrard

While the emotional bond formed of 17 years sterling service to his boyhood club ensures Steven Gerrard`s exit will be an emotional occasion, his ageing legs and dwindling reserves of energy mean the hero of yesteryear had already departed.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge set for January return: Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge set for January return: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool`s Daniel Sturridge is set for a January return, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, who hinted he was unlikely to dip into the transfer market to solve the club`s current striker issues.

Liverpool boss Rodgers quashes Balotelli's exit rumours
Liverpool boss Rodgers quashes Balotelli's exit rumours

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has brushed aside rumours revolving around Italian international striker Mario Balotelli's immediate exit from the club, saying that he has no plans to get rid of controversial striker during the January transfer window.

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.