Mario Balotelli Is Having A Negative Impact On Liverpool Says Former Reds Boss

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Roy Evans believes the Italian is exactly the opposite of Luis Suarez.

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans thinks Mario Balotelli is having a negative impact on his teammates and claims that the striker is a completely different player to Luis Suarez.

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The former Manchester City striker moved to Anfield during the summer for £16 million but has so far failed to find any sort of form, scoring just once to date.

The Italian international was brought in to replace Suarez, who moved to FC Barcelona for £75 million and Evans claims that Balotelli’s attitude is worse than last season’s PFA Player of the Year and that is causing problems for his teammates.

“He has a way about him on the pitch that doesn’t exactly endear himself to everybody,” the former boss told talkSPORT.

“Suarez was the opposite. He could light the game up and he could bring everybody along with him and they would put the same effort in as Suarez did.

“His [Balotelli’s] style of play and the way he lumbers though a game, maybe that is catching.”

The Reds put in another poor performance in last night’s 1-0 Champions League loss to FC Basel and Evans has warned his former side that they will need to improve quickly if they are to enjoy a successful season.

“It is not just about last night’s game. It has been the same for more or less all season, except maybe for the Tottenham game and the Everton game at the weekend,” he continued.

“They have got to improve somewhere or it is going to be a poor season for them.”

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