Despite coming away with a very fortunate 3-2 win against QPR there have been murmurings of discontent amongst Liverpool fans since the final whistle. Although there were few redeeming performances in a red shirt on Sunday it’s Mario Balotelli who has been taking the brunt of the abuse on Twitter.
The Italian missed an open goal and put in yet another seemingly disinterested display. In a team which is supposed to be built upon high energy team-work and pressing the opposition when you don’t have the ball, Mario’s tendency to do things at his own pace and for his own satisfaction is starting to grate on Liverpool fans.
Celebrities and regular joes alike have been piling in with their opinions on Liverpool’s £16m striker who is now being unfavourably compared to Danny Welbeck. How the mighty have fallen.
This is why we sold Mario Balotelli, and why £16M was fantastic business. https://t.co/4G8vwaeD1y
— Danny (@RossoneriBear) October 19, 2014
Ryder Cup hero Lee Westwood takes a swing at Mario
You have no sympathy for Balotelli there when he's had the attitude of a spoilt kid for most of the game.
— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) October 19, 2014
Not Danny Baker’s best work but his point his clear.
Dunne really should have just left that cross. Balotelli was behind him he'd have cleared it.
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) October 19, 2014
Liverpool fan Robin is losing faith…
I've been supportive to Balotelli all the time, but this is just not accceptable, at all.
— RobinLFC (@Robish13) October 19, 2014
NBC reporter Roger Bennett finds a fancy of saying Balotelli was a bit shite.
Balotelli's display like an avant-garde piece of Andy Kaufman performance art. Surreal
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) October 19, 2014
FourFourTom got a little mean…
Someone just take Balotelli out back and put him out of his misery.
— Tom (@FourFourTom) October 19, 2014
And then the lads at Footy Humour got even meaner….uncalled for guys.
Balotelli is the new Torres.
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) October 19, 2014