Drop Balotelli for Liverpool's Real clash, says Jamie Carragher
Drop Balotelli for Liverpool's Real clash, says Jamie Carragher

 Liverpool must drop Mario Balotelli because they cannot afford any "passengers" when they host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, says former Anfield defender Jamie Carragher. 

Mario Balotelli left out but not excluded: Antonio Conte
Mario Balotelli left out but not excluded: Antonio Conte

Mario Balotelli has not been excluded from the Italy squad, coach Antonio Conte said on Monday, despite overlooking the maverick striker for this month`s Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Liverpool vs West Brom, Preview: Brendan Rodgers in search of Reds revival
Liverpool vs West Brom, Preview: Brendan Rodgers in search of Reds revival

Brendan Rodgers could be forgiven for thinking the football fates were conspiring against him and lacklustre Liverpool as last season`s runners-up prepare to tackle West Bromwich Albion from 14th place in the Premier League table at Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 'glad' to have Mario Balotelli on board
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 'glad' to have Mario Balotelli on board

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Monday that controversial striker Mario Balotelli had caused him no problems during his time at Anfield.

Police investigate Twitter racist abuse of Mario Balotelli
Police investigate Twitter racist abuse of Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United`s shock defeat by Leicester sparked a flurry of invective on social media.

Liverpool face challenge to revive fluent form
Liverpool face challenge to revive fluent form

Without the departed Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a win but face a challenge to recover the free-scoring form that put them back among the European elite.

Paul Scholes tips Liverpool as outside Champions League chance
Paul Scholes tips Liverpool as outside Champions League chance

 Champions League winner Paul Scholes believes Liverpool could be dark horses to win this season`s competition.

Brendan Rodgers backs Mario Balotelli to carry Euro burden
Brendan Rodgers backs Mario Balotelli to carry Euro burden

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli has the experience required to lead the line when they return to Champions League action for the first time in five years at Anfield on Tuesday.

Mario Balotelli shakes off bug as Liverpool begin hectic spell
Mario Balotelli shakes off bug as Liverpool begin hectic spell

Mario Balotelli will be available for Liverpool`s home Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday after recovering from illness, manager Brendan Rodgers said.

Liverpool sold more than 700 Mario Balotelli shirts on his day of signing
Liverpool sold more than 700 Mario Balotelli shirts on his day of signing

Mario Balotelli is always in demand. If his services are not available, his shirts do the talking. Liverpool chief executive, Ian Ayre revealed that the Anfield outfit sold GBP 50,000 worth of Balotelli shirts on the very first day.

Brendan Rodgers chides England over Daniel Sturridge care
Brendan Rodgers chides England over Daniel Sturridge care

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers criticised the England set-up on Thursday after striker Daniel Sturridge injured himself while on international duty.

Youth holds the key to Italy's future, says Antonio Conte
Youth holds the key to Italy's future, says Antonio Conte

 Young players hold the key to Italy`s future, said coach Antonio Conte after his side played an "almost perfect game" to beat Norway 2-0 in their opening Euro 2016 Group H qualifier on Tuesday.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Simple for Simone Zaza as Italy tame toothless Norway
Euro 2016 qualifying: Simple for Simone Zaza as Italy tame toothless Norway

Simone Zaza made the most of the suspended Mario Balotelli`s absence up front by scoring the opening goal to pave the way for Italy`s comfortable 2-0 win over Norway in a Euro 2016 Group H qualifier on Tuesday.

Antonio Conte`s new-look Italy see off 10-man Dutch
Antonio Conte`s new-look Italy see off 10-man Dutch

Two goals in the first 10 minutes were enough to see Italy to a 2-0 friendly victory over World Cup semi-finalists the Netherlands and launch their new era under coach Antonio Conte in style.

Italy embark on reconstruction job with Dutch test
Italy embark on reconstruction job with Dutch test

Italy`s bid to rebuild after a humiliating World Cup faces its first test on Thursday in the shape of a Dutch squad also embarking on a new era.

Reds are back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers
Reds are back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers

 Brendan Rodgers warned Liverpool`s title rivals that his team are back in the groove after they marked Mario Balotelli`s debut with a scintillating 3-0 win at Tottenham.

Brendan Rodgers salutes newly disciplined Mario Balotelli
Brendan Rodgers salutes newly disciplined Mario Balotelli

Brendan Rodgers revealed Mario Balotelli has already shown signs of a new-found maturity as the eccentric Italian made his Liverpool debut in a 3-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur stroll gets Liverpool back on track
Tottenham Hotspur stroll gets Liverpool back on track

Liverpool reasserted their Premier League title credentials with a breezy 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday as Mario Balotelli made his return to English football.

Mario Balotelli wants to sign up for cooking classes
Mario Balotelli wants to sign up for cooking classes

Mario Balotelli, who relied on restaurant meals and takeaways everyday when he was playing for Manchester City, has expressed his desire to learn cooking.

Mario Balotelli handed Liverpool debut at Tottenham Hotspur
Mario Balotelli handed Liverpool debut at Tottenham Hotspur

Mario Balotelli will make his Liverpool debut against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after the controversial striker was named in the starting line-up at White Hart Lane.