The Italian has only scored twice in fourteen appearances…
Mario Balotelli rates his Liverpool career to date as a seven out of 10 and believes that he is unlucky to have not scored more, reports the Daily Mail.
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The 24-year-old gave himself a 6.5 while at Manchester City two seasons ago, but he now believes that he is playing better at Anfield. He points to how he runs a lot more as to why he thinks this.
The Italian thinks that he is unlucky to not be scoring goals, and that they will come because of the effort that he is putting in. He was speaking to Fox Sports Australia.
“Seven. Because I run more than before,” he answered when asked how he rated himself.
“Because goals, they will come. They’re something that are just not coming at the moment, but it’s not something that has gone.
“But run, like I’m running now, I’ve never run like this. So it’s something I’ve got. So I give half a point more.
I try to press more. For sure, I’m not pressing like (Luis) Suarez because he is different. He runs a lot. I cannot run like this. But I’m trying to run more than what I normally do.”
Balotelli is currently injured, so did not take part in the Reds’ most recent loss to Crystal Palace. The Merseyside outfit have endured a poor start to the season, and pressure is mounting on manager Brendan Rodgers.