In a rather untimely and ill-judged situation by the former Juventus and current Italy manager Antonio Conte, the Italian has claimed that the Liverpool striker Balotelli is without a doubt "beyond help".
Liverpool fans who are still suffering from yet another injury setback to Daniel Sturridge will feel this comment from the highly professional manager as a rubbing of salt on their wounds. Sturridge is once again injured and Liverpool will have to again rely on the man who hasn’t hit a goal in his two months of Liverpool career in the Premier League.
Antonio Conte recalled Liverpool striker after his Italy team went short on strikers. However, the striker had to come back after playing a minute of football as he injured his hamstring during training. And Conte, who has coached players like Andrea Pirlo during his tenure wasn’t fazed by what he saw from the Liverpool striker.
“I’m not so arrogant as to claim that I’m different from the great coaches, but the past tells us that they failed to change Balotelli” revealed Conte when he was asked about Mario Balotelli behavior.
Liverpool, on the other hand cannot shake their hands off as the striker is the only genuine contender to replace Luis Suarez. But just like the comments being offered by the Italy coach suggests, that bargain price that Liverpool paid for Balotelli might well become a mountain to climb.
Liverpool get back from International break with an emotional trip to Crystal Palace as the Eagles were the side that effectively ended their pursuit of the title last term, horrors of which they are still suffering from. And in order to bounce back from back to back defeats, they’ll hope that the recent comments offered by the Italian manager will spur up Mario Balotelli.
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