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Roy Evans: Balotelli's attitude is the opposite to Suarez

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Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans has criticised Mario Balotelli for his style of play, stressing that it's the opposite to Luis Suarez.

Ex-Liverpool boss Roy Evans is the latest pundit to take aim at struggling striker Mario Balotelli, suggesting that his approach to the game is dragging his teammates down.

The Italian international signed from AC Milan in the summer and arrived to much fanfare at Anfield but he has only managed one goal so far.

Patience is already wearing thin and Balotelli has been on the receiving end of some harsh press attention with experts queuing up to give their opinion on where he is going wrong.

According to Evans, who managed Liverpool between 1994 and 1998 and then briefly alongside Gerrard Houllier, Balotelli's attitude is completely different to Luis Suarez, the man Liverpool need him to replace.

"He has a way about him on the pitch that doesn’t exactly endear himself to everybody," Evans said on Talksport.

"Suarez was the opposite. He could light the game up and he could bring everybody along with him and they would put the same effort in as Suarez did.

"Balotelli's style of play and the way he lumbers through a game is maybe catching." 

This is Balotelli's worst start at any club and he faces the prospect of losing his place in the Italian set-up permanently under coach Antonio Conte, who appears to be wary of the volatile marksman. 

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