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Steve McManaman says Mario Balotelli reflects Liverpool's struggles

Does Mario Balotelli need to be volatile to be effective? The ESPN FC crew discuss.

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid winger Steve McManaman expects Mario Balotelli to start for the Anfield side when his former clubs meet in the Champions League on Wednesday but believes a drop in quality up front has been a fundamental reason for the Premier League side's struggles so far this season.

Balotelli has scored just once in nine games since his August move from AC Milan and McManaman says the reservations he had about the signing at the time have been borne out by the Italian's performances...

about an hour ago

Who deserves the blame for Manchester United's struggles?

ESPN FC's Stuart Holden says he believes Manchester United will finish in the top four of the Premier League, much to the dismay of former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol.

Manchester United are in decline, and Sir Alex Ferguson has used the publication of his new, updated autobiography to deny that he is to blame. David Moyes told the BBC last week that he thought the club were at fault because they failed to support him last season. You sense that Louis van Gaal couldn't care less who's to blame or what you think, but he definitely won't be accepting responsibility anytime soon either.

Never has it been more true that success has many fathers and failure is an orphan....

 By Dan Fitch
2 hours ago

Spurs seek to get City hammering out of system with Euro vision

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino commends Sergio Aguero for his dominant performance.

If Tottenham's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City seemed a disappointment at the time, subsequent results have eased the pain. Arsenal and Manchester United could only draw with teams that they were favourites to beat, while Liverpool struggled to overcome Queens Park Rangers, the worst side in the Premier League. Schadenfreude can be a great leveller.

As mentioned in my review of Saturday's loss, there were definite positives to be taken from the match. If you discount Tottenham's deadbeat defence and...

2 hours ago

Arsenal hope inexperienced backline holds together vs. Anderlecht

With Wojciech Szczesny suspended and backup David Ospina out with an injury, Emiliano Martinez is due to start in net for Arsenal for their Champions League clash with Anderlecht.

Ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Anderlecht, Arsene Wenger has some decisions to make about his defence.

Without the suspended Wojciech Szczesny and the injured David Ospina, the Arsenal manager will hand a Champions League debut to Emiliano Martinez, and may end up using one of the most inexperienced back lines he's ever fielded for a game that wasn't a dead rubber.

Calum Chambers is available again after his weekend suspension, and the decision Wenger has to make is where to play...

2 hours ago

Berahino on the road to stardom & England -- but maybe a WBA exit

West Brom manager Alan Irvine was disappointed his team squandered leads twice against Manchester United and could not close the game out.

Saido Berahino continued his blistering start to the season with his sixth league goal during West Brom's 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Monday and international recognition with England must be beckoning. His form doesn't look like slowing down any time soon, which can only be good for both the Baggies and Berahino's hopes of a senior England cap.

The most impressive aspect of the striker's goal against United was its certainty. Once through, the England U21 man did not look like missing. He's...

 By Michael Cox
3 hours ago

Liverpool and Real Madrid's midfields have evolved since their last meeting

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers addressed Mario Balotelli's goal-scoring slump and says it's only a matter of time before he starts turning them in.

Liverpool's 5-0 aggregate victory over Real Madrid in the 2008-09 Champions League was arguably the genuine highlight of Rafael Benitez's six-year reign at Anfield.

OK, it didn't involve actually winning a trophy, like in the 2005 European Cup final, but as an exhibition of pure footballing brilliance, it was unparalleled. Even the most ardent Liverpool fan recognises Liverpool were far from brilliant in 2005, but defeating Real Madrid 5-0 was truly extraordinary.

The two performances were notable...