His comments come in the wake of Balotelli’s “someone doesn’t like me” jibe.
Mino Raiola, the agent of Mario Balotelli, has given some insight to the striker’s relationship with Brendan Rodgers.
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The striker has struggled for form this season, scoring just one goal in the Premier League, and following the Reds victory over Burnley on Thursday posted a cryptic message on Instagram in which he stated that someone at Liverpool “doesn’t like me”.
“Someone doesn’t Like me but differently of what they say about me im a team player and im so proud of my team,of this win and of these fans! let’s keep going bravi ragazzi!!! YNWA !!!”
And now Railoa has revealed that Brendan Rodgers is asking Balotelli to contribute so much more than any other coach has previously in his career.
“Right now, I think Mario has a very interesting development for his career,” Raiola said to French news source RMC, via Daily Mail.
“He has found a coach who asks of him things that had never been requested of him until now, including the discipline of running without the ball.
“This allows him to grow as a person and as a football player,” Raiola said. “He’ll come out even stronger.”
Balotelli was unused against Burnley in midweek and is again expected to start on the bench against Blackburn Rovers in Liverpool’s FA Cup quarter-final this weekend.