Why always him? Mario Balotelli's Liverpool career hasn't exactly gone to plan and at one point today he was even axed from the club's poll to see which player would be handed the Reds' Player of the Year award for this season, reports ESPN.
As you may well know by now, the poll conducted on Liverpool's official website has been sabotaged by supporters of Manchester United in recent time.
Man United taking over
In fact, the Red Devils faithful decided to create a campaign attempting to secure the controversial Italian forward the award for the club's best player of the 2014/15 campaign.
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Balotelli, of course, has endured a torrid season under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers. In fact, since returning to English soil from Milan this past summer, the striker has found the back of the net on just one occasion in the Premier League.
This past weekend, however, the striker almost made amends for his poor season after finding the back of the net against Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final, however his goal was wrongly disallowed by the linesman, which resulted in Rodgers's side going out of the competition.
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Back in the running
It must be noted, however, that Balotelli has since been placed back into the poll, so it appears that he could yet win the prestigious award.
Surely, though, the Liverpool hierarchy won't allow Balotelli to scoop the award, as the Manchester United faithful attempt to get one over on their huge rivals.
Ultimately, the Liverpool support may well think differently to their Manchester United counterparts. And, after a season of struggles, the majority of Reds fans will no doubt be voting for Philippe Coutinho as their standout performer of the campaign.
The young Brazilian has been tremendous at times throughout the course of the campaign, and will no doubt go from strength-to-strength over the coming years.
Skilful and classy, Coutinho offers a great deal in attack as he's able to provide in terms of both goals and assists, so he's quite the asset to have for the Liverpool boss. Reds fans will now be hoping that he continues to prove his class on a consistent basis.
Liverpool fans: Do you expect Balotelli to leave? And how much do you hope the club gets for him? Have your say in the comments section below!
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