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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers Slams Players Over Mario Balotelli’s Spot-Kick Squabble

Mario Balotelli was the centre of controversy once again, and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had a few choice words regarding his behaviour...

Brendan Rodgers has been critical of his players behaviour during their 1-0 win over Turkish side Besiktas in the Europa League, picking out Mario Balotelli in particular, as reported by the BBC.

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The controversial striker scored the penalty that won Liverpool the game, but there was controversy caused when he took the ball away from captain on the night Jordan Henderson.

Rodgers claims he wasn’t pleased with the “etiquette” shown by his players, and believes the way they acted was unbecoming of players representing Liverpool.

“I don’t like the etiquette – you don’t like to see four or five players around a football looking to take it,” he said.

Despite that however, he did go on to say that Henderson was right to concede spot-kick duty to the Italian, even praising the decision of his captain.

“He respected that Mario is an outstanding penalty-taker and was happy to give it to him to take,” he continued.

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