VIDEO: Mario Balotelli takes up a new position at Liverpool training

Tea Lady Mario Balotelli

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli got straight back in to swing of things today as he returned to training looking suitably uninterested in playing goalkeeper.

Perhaps Super Mario is attempting to usurp the similarly maligned Simon Mignolet? Perhaps Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers figures he does enough standing around on the pitch he may as well do it while in goal?

One piece of good news for Balo was Rodgers suggesting he should not be made out as the scapegoat. When questioned about the performance of the striker he replied “Was he playing centre half?”

More ominous for Mario was his follow up, “The boy is working hard to increase his opportunities of playing in the team and scoring goals and doing his best. Whether his best is enough remains to be seen."

Should his best not be deemed good enough, and on video evidence he clearly can't play in goal, we've considered a couple of other jobs that may be available at Anfield as he sees out his three year contract.

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