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.

Mario Balotelli back as Antonio Conte names Italy squad for Croatia
Mario Balotelli back as Antonio Conte names Italy squad for Croatia

Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been recalled to Italy`s squad for next week`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Milan alongside Alessio Cerci of Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool have learnt from Chelsea heartache says Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool have learnt from Chelsea heartache says Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool will prove they have learnt from last season`s agonising defeat against Chelsea when they look for revenge against the Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Lille coach Girard rules out Balotelli-Origi swap
Lille coach Girard rules out Balotelli-Origi swap

Lille coach Rene Girard denied rumours about swapping Divock Origi for Italian star striker Mario Balotelli from Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool stars could remain benched for Chelsea visit
Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool stars could remain benched for Chelsea visit

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers warned some of his star players their place in the side for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday is far from assured after a battling performance by their understudies in a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defends team changes after defeat in Madrid
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defends team changes after defeat in Madrid

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers defended his team selection for Tuesday`s 1-0 Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, saying his side deserved more from the game after what he called "an excellent performance".

Steven Gerrard shocked by Luis Suarez's Ballon d'Or omission
Steven Gerrard shocked by Luis Suarez's Ballon d'Or omission

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has criticised what he called FIFA`s political decision not to include former team mate Luis Suarez on their shortlist for this year`s Ballon d`Or award as the world`s best footballer.

Getting Mario Balotelli to fire is Brendan Rodgers' biggest challenge

After the summer departure of Liverpool's talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona, manager Brendan Rodgers had a mighty task in his hands to fill up the void left by their star forward. In came Southampton's Rickie Lambert and AC Milan's Mario Balotelli.

Brendan Rodgers plays down Mario Balotelli concerns
Brendan Rodgers plays down Mario Balotelli concerns

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday he had "no concern" about Mario Balotelli`s on-field conduct following two incidents involving the striker during the League Cup win over Swansea City.

Mario Balotelli goal may "finally" open Liverpool floodgates
Mario Balotelli goal may "finally" open Liverpool floodgates

After going six weeks without a goal Mario Balotelli was mightily relieved to "finally" regain his scoring touch against Swansea City and save Liverpool from a League Cup fourth-round exit.

Mario Balotelli inspires Liverpool, Chelsea tame Shrews
Mario Balotelli inspires Liverpool, Chelsea tame Shrews

Mario Balotelli enjoyed a rare moment of ecstasy in a Liverpool shirt by inspiring a 2-1 win over Swansea City in the League Cup on Tuesday while Chelsea had to call for reinforcements to see off Shrewsbury Town. 

Mario Balotelli in clear over `Ferrari row`
Mario Balotelli in clear over `Ferrari row`

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will not face legal action over reports he threatened a woman for taking photographs of his Ferrari sports car, police announced on Tuesday.

'Mario Balotelli needs support if striker is to come good at Liverpool'
'Mario Balotelli needs support if striker is to come good at Liverpool'

Former Liverpool midfielder Dieter Hamann has insisted that striker Mario Balotelli needs support if the Italian is to come good on Merseyside.