Mario Balotelli Has Lost Team Mates’ Respect Already, Says Former Liverpool Star

Former Reds striker believes players are sick of Balotelli already.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes it may be a long way back for Mario Balotelli at Anfield as he has lost the respect of his team-mates after some poor performances.

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The ex-England international tweeted his support for Balotelli after yesterday’s 3-0 home defeat to Real Madrid, saying that despite his bad run of form, he has the quality that means he should stay in the starting lineup for the weekend.

Still, he admits he himself isn’t the biggest fan of the controversial Italian international, and also senses that other members of the team at Liverpool may already have become fed up of playing with him, as shown in some of their body language towards him.



Balotelli has only scored one goal for Liverpool since joining the club from AC Milan in the summer, and provoked much anger from the club’s fans yesterday as he swapped shirts with Real Madrid defender Pepe at half time.

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