Thanks, Kolo – really helpful!
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Liverpool’s Ivorian centre-half Kolo Toure, who’s very much out of favour at Anfield, has weighed in on football’s most discussed topic – Mario Balotelli.
Toure reckons that following the Italian’s goal against Swansea in the League Cup on Tuesday evening, his teammate will find some form and prove himself to be one of the best strikers in the world, the Mirror reported.
“For strikers, goals are like food,” the former Manchester Cirty and Arsenal defender strangely began…
“Mario needs to feed himself by scoring goals. Now he’s got that one he will do that now, definitely.”
(We feel Toure has potentially forgotten that the more food you eat, the less you require, but we’ll let him carry on…)
“Getting that goal will be fantastic for his confidence. He is a great player, he has just been lacking goals. Mario is my mate and I’ve tried to help him like Stevie [Gerrard], the manager and everyone else in the dressing room,” continued the 35-year-old.
“We all know he’s a top player. I always tell him ‘you need to get out there and show you are one of the best players in the world’. He is one of the best. He has just been missing goals but they will come now.”
Balotelli has now scored two goals for Liverpool, including one in the Champions League versus Ludogorets – but his performances have been mostly dire, emphasised by the fact that he’s been given the chance of replacing the phenomenal Luis Suarez.
Both Toure and the striker himself will hope he can put a run of goals together, with the Reds taking on a revitalised Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Saturday lunchtime.