Date: 22nd October 2014 at 1:20pm
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Brendan Rodgers has backed Mario Balotelli to end his scoring drought sooner rather than later, insisting he predicts a ‘big game’ performance from the misfiring Italian.

Balotelli has managed just one goal since his summer arrival at Anfield, and came in for criticism following a poor miss against QPR at the weekend.

“He’s been fine. Of course, he was disappointed after the weekend,” Rodgers told reporters.

“He’s a goalscorer and wants to score goals, but the point I highlighted to him was that he was in the positions to miss.

“He was arriving in the areas and I think it’s only a matter of time before he gets his goals.

“He’s a good kid who is working hard. He’s focused and getting himself out on the training field, which is important, and he’s scored goals in big games.

“I’m sure he’ll go into the game tomorrow night, if selected, looking forward to getting off the mark again, and as long as he’s in there with the possibilities to score, I have every confidence he can score.”