Mario Balotelli's Shirt Swap With Real Madrid's Pepe Angers Manager Brendan Rodgers

Mario Balotelli was substituted at half time after a lacklustre first half display against Real Madrid at Anfield.

updated: October 23, 2014 10:10 IST
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Mario Balotelli reacts during Liverpool's Champions League fixtures vs Real Madrid.


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he will take action against Mario Balotelli after he swapped shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe at half-time of Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League defeat against the holders at Anfield.

Rodgers already planned to haul off Balotelli during the interval after growing frustrated with the latest in a growing list of lacklustre displays from the eccentric Italy striker since his August move from AC Milan.

The former Manchester City star, who was replaced by Adam Lallana, hardly improved his chances of getting back in Rodgers' good books when he decided to exchange shirts with Madrid defender Pepe in the tunnel before entering the Liverpool dressing room.

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