Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers Launches Defence Of ‘Unlucky’ Balotelli After Another Blank

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Balotelli started upfront as his side were frustrated and held to a 0-0 draw by Hull City.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has defended misfiring striker Mario Balotelli once again, report the Mirror, despite the Italian drawing yet another blank in the Reds’ frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Hull City in the Premier League this afternoon.

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Balotelli missed a glorious chance to win the game for Liverpool in the dying minutes and, despite his team struggling to create any clear openings for him in the course of 90 minutes, Balotelli offered little to threaten the Tigers’ rearguard as they saw the game through to pick up a second fantastic point in a row without being overly stretched.

Whilst Rodgers conceded that his team isn’t doing enough to create chances for their striker, whether Balotelli or someone else, he also indicated that he believed Balotelli had been “unlucky” in front of goal with some of the chances that he’s missed over recent weeks.

With recent reports this week suggesting that the club are ready to cut their losses on Balotelli and allow him to move on in the January transfer window, however, it is clear that the Italian needs to shape up, with Rodgers already having given him more opportunities to show some form than is perhaps reasonable.

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