Liverpool FC manager claims Mario Balotelli needs to score more goals
Balotelli has failed to score in the Premier League since arriving at Liverpool
October 2nd, 2014
Liverpool FC had a golden chance to become champions last season and it appears as though the Merseyside club could be ruing their slip-up for several seasons to come as Brendan Rodgers looks to repair the squad after the departure of Luis Suarez.
Mario Balotelli was something of a panic buy for Liverpool on transfer deadline day and the Italian has struggled to find his feet at Anfield despite the forward claiming that he could bring experience and wisdom to the Reds squad.
Rodgers clearly took something of a punt on Balotelli and the manager admits that the Italian needs to score more goals after finding the net just once thus far and that was against Ludogorets in the Champions League.
“In terms of his behaviour he is consciously trying to work hard at the aspects of the game of which we demand here in terms of intensity and work-rate,” he said.
“In terms of goals he needs to improve, it is as simple as that.
“Not just him but any striker is judged on goals and at this moment he hasn’t probably hit the numbers he would want to.
“You have to get yourself into those areas but it was about the service arriving in and our quality last night wasn’t to the standard.
“But you also have to be able to score and create goals yourself as a front player and he didn’t do that.
“Confidence is a little bit low in the team and it can become about the individual but that isn’t what we are about.
“This club is about the whole function of the team and when we work to that principle that is when we are at our best.”