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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told striker Mario Balotelli he will not get picked for the squad unless he improves in training.
The 16 million-pound summer signing did not make the matchday 18 for the goalless FA Cup fourth round draw at home to Bolton despite being fit after illness.
Rodgers said he spent an hour on Friday telling the Italy international exactly what he had to do in order to be considered.
"I am judging it every day in training -- Mario is exactly the same as every other...
Three observations on Liverpool's 0-0 draw vs. Championship side Bolton in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
1. Bolton force a rematch at the Reebok Stadium
It wasn't quite a repeat of the FA Cup fourth round's earlier drama on Saturday, but it does at least mean that Liverpool and Bolton will have to go to a replay. There is still the chance of an upset at the Reebok Stadium after this 0-0 draw at Anfield, and Bolton Wanderers and their coach Neil Lennon deserve huge credit...
Neil Lennon was delighted with his "heroic" Bolton side after they earned an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Liverpool with a goalless draw at Anfield.
The Championship club withstood heavy pressure in the final stages and goalkeeper Adam Bogdan made a number of saves to frustrate the hosts.
Bogdan's performance stood out, but Lennon said that every Bolton player on the pitch at Anfield deserved credit.
"Games like this, away from home against top opposition, you need your goalkeeper to play...