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Balotelli just needs love to thrive- Pirlo

BALOTELLI-SPURSTURIN, October 28-Juventus and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo believes that all Mario Balotelli needs to succeed at Liverpool is love and his manager’s belief.

The controversial striker joined the Reds in a £16 million move from AC Milan in the final week of the transfer window, but has yet to score a league goal for his new club.

Balotelli has come under a barrage of criticism for his performances in his first 11 games for Liverpool in all competitions, with some reports even suggesting he has until January to prove himself or face being sold.

However, Pirlo believes his compatriot can still be a success if Reds boss Brendan Rodgers keeps his faith in the striker.

“The difference between other players and Mario is that every action he takes is going to be scrutinised,” the 35-year-old was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“The media is interested in him, and things he does are going to be highlighted – where perhaps with other players they would not get such a reaction – or maybe even no reaction at all.

“There is no question over his talent – I have played with him and I know how good he is and how good he can be. It is the job of the Liverpool coach to manage him in the right way.

“He needs to be loved, he needs direction, but most importantly he needs to know that the coach believes in him.

“If he spends time with Mario – I know he can still go on and be a great player for Liverpool.”

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  1. Joe Manoti

    November 28, 2011 at 7:42 am

    i think i would vote for ababu namwamba for sec gen odm

  2. Ukweli

    November 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Wanjiru must have called the Prime Minister and threatened to walk out so they had to order a rerun.

    • Charlie

      November 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

      Ukweli the Party does not belong to the PM sorry, he would have appointed the leaders its about secret ballot.

      • Ukweli

        November 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm

        Hahaha. Nice try. We were not born yesterday Charlie. Did Moi ever appoint any party official? Of course he did! But even during Kanu’s sham elections, Moi always let vibarakas do the donkey work and avoided saying anything himself. It is the same in ODM and every single Kenyan party today. Snap out of utopia my friend.

        • Oludavin

          November 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

          Ukweli, why dou u call an idiot “charlie” a friend????

  3. Tobius Otieno Osuga

    November 28, 2011 at 10:38 am

    That’s great.We need democracy in the party as it is now! Let them go for fresh election than wrangles in the party.This time round we don’t want wrangles within the party but true leadership by ODM come 2012.Tobius(Tz)

  4. Oludavin

    November 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Let the winners win clearely and losers go honourably…! Democracy at work.

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