How do you solve a problem like Ma-ri-o?
After angering fans once again on Wednesday night with another poor display the bookies have trimmed the odds into 6/1 that the Italian Stallion is pushed through the Anfield exit door during the next transfer window.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It will be nothing short of a miracle if Mario manages to become a Kop hero, and as far as the odds are concerned it won’t be long before he’ll be waving Ciao Bella to Anfield.”
What angered Reds fans even further on a night when their team was dismantled by European champions Real Madrid was the former Manchester City striker’s shirt-swapping antics at half-time with none other than serial nutcase, Pepe.
Maybe, just maybe, if Balotelli had been in an urgent rush to whip his shirt off and swap it with man of the moment Cristiano Ronaldo the likes of Kop legends Graham Souness and Jamie Carragher could have understood his actions.
OK, perhaps not and now the Sky Sports pundits may be tempted to take the 2/1 the Italian international leaves in summer 2015.
But should the former AC and Inter Milan star start to turn things around on Merseyside odds of 5/4 are on offer for him netting his first goal of the Premier League season against Hull this weekend.
If a magical cure for the problem of Mario is not found this weekend it’s 10/3 Balotelli finds his spark just before Mario Balotelli Night, er I mean Guy Fawkes Night, and responds with a bang against Newcastle at St. James’ Park.
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Mario Balotelli Specials:
To be sold during January transfer window 6/1
To be sold during Summer 2015 transfer window 2/1
When will Balotelli score first in the Premier League?
Crystal Palace 6/1
Over 8.5 EPL goals 6/5
Under 8.5 EPL goals 8/13
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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