Liverpool F.C. Manager Rodgers is Happy With Mario Balotelli's Workrate

Mario Balotelli may have scored just once in 11 appearances for Liverpool F.C. Manager Brendan Rodgers though is pleased with the improvements he has seen in the player since he came in from AC Milan.

updated: October 26, 2014 08:33 IST
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Thinking man? Liverpool's Italian forward Mario Balotelli reacts to the referees assistant during English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City.


Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Mario Balotelli's workrate has improved despite the striker yet again failing to find the net in a goalless Premier League draw with Hull City at Anfield on Saturday.

The Italy forward has scored just once for the Reds in 11 appearances since his £16 million ($26 million, 20 million euros) pre-season move from AC Milan and has yet to do so in the Premier League for his new club.

Balotelli, who has carried the weight of Liverpool's goalscoring burden in the absence of injured England striker Daniel Sturridge recently, had a couple of opportunities in a frustrating stalemate against Hull.

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