Date: 6th March 2015 at 4:26pm
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The agent of Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli insists Brendan Rodgers is having a positive effect on the player’s career.

Rodgers has publicly questioned Balotelli’s work rate in recent weeks, despite a run which saw him produce two goals and an assist in three appearances.

Balotelli has not featured in the Reds last two matches, and posted on social media on Wednesday night that ‘someone doesn’t like’ him – presumably in reference to Rodgers.

Balotelli wrote: ““Someone doesn’t Like me But differently [sic] 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 !!!”

But the strikers agent Mino Raiola says Brendan Rodgers is helping Balotelli to develop as a footballer by asking him to do things he hasn’t done before.

Raiola said: “Right now, I think Mario makes a very interesting development for his career.

“He found a coach (Brendan Rodgers) who asks him things that had never requested of it until now. Including the fact of running without the ball.

“This allows him to grow as a person and as a football player. He will come out even stronger. He is proud of his team (Liverpool) and that is the most important.”


One response to “Rodgers is having a ‘positive’ influence on Balotelli”

  1. Geoff Price says:

    So Rodgers is having a positive affect on Balotelli, if he has then I have not noticed. This manager never ceases to amaze me with his bewildering team selections and his embarrassing comments. We have heard it all before yet he still persist, but one thing in his favour he never seems to change. As we are not party to what goes on behind closed doors, we can only comment on results and the performance of the team in general…..which needs improvement big time.

    With twenty two points dropped at home so far it’s just not good enough. Not necessary to go into to much detail it is there for all to see. I personally am one of his biggest critics and nothing I have seen or heard from him gives me the slightest ounce of confienance in him. This club needs a massive shake up starting with the imposter Rodgers, Ian Ayre and the rest of the dreaded transfer committee and some of the back room staff.

    Of course other fans will disagree with me and you can expect that, but this is the way I feel and believe me that is not good, I care so much about my beloved Reds. I was born a Red and will die a Red. YNWA