Mario Balotelli; there's a name whose reputation must be changing daily at this point. Balotelli joined Liverpool in August, and is yet to prove himself worth his £16 million fee.
However the Italian's goal against Swansea City on Tuesday is just one of the many hints at the fact that both he and Liverpool could be on the road to success, depending on how you define the term.
Balotelli has shown incredible commitment at Anfield. Anybody who follows him on social media will know that the striker's social media presence has maintained an air of optimism, just as the player himself has.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has mentioned the work ethic of Balotelli, noting that his effort is there, the only thing stopping him from scoring is frustration.
However, as fellow Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert noted in the past week, it seems the duo will only need one goal to open the flood gates and lead to many more, and Rodgers' choice to play the two together up front for a portion of the Swansea match on Tuesday did provide a goal and some promising play.
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Balotelli's chance was taken clinically, and Lambert proved a threat moving forward every time he was on the ball.
The duo could become a key pair in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who surely will be reclaiming his spot on the pitch once he returns from a thigh injury.
Liverpool's recovery from the sale of star Luis Suarez seems to be underway, and the former AC Milan man could become the one to lead it, if he can provide more performances akin to that of Tuesday afternoon.
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