Problem Incident seizure Penalty Kick, This Comments Rodgers and Balotelli
Liverpool – Mario Balotelli to be the hero of Liverpool win over Besiktas, but also become the central figure of a controversy that is closely related to the decisive goal he made. However, Arsenal and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers seems reluctant to drag it.
The Reds won 1-0 when the party host Besiktas in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32, held at Anfield on Friday (20/02/2015) pm dawn. The only goal in the game is made Balotelli from a penalty kick in the 85th minute.
Following a breach of the Jordon Ibe Ramon Motta in the box, the referee pointed to the spot. With the main executor, Steven Gerrard, do not play the Jordan Henderson, who appeared as a captain in the game was believed would be the executioner.
However, Balotelli’s new entry in the second half suddenly grabs the ball that is being held by Henderson. What do Balotelli looks not greeted positively by Henderson, who then showed less happy facial expression.
The incident striker Daniel Sturridge could make up joining in with the look rebuke Balotelli. But in the end still advanced Balotelli took the penalty, until then came into the game.
Having scored by white dots that Balotelli immediately approached Henderson and hugged him, as if to apologize kepan there colleagues. However, this incident remains less pleasing to Gerrard, who then criticize Balotelli.
Rodgers as Liverpool tactics peracik was then asked for testimony regarding the incident and whether before the game is already explicitly outlined that Henderson would take a penalty if there is a chance of the situation.
“Steven who should take (the penalty!)” Rodgers tub frankly about to cool down the situation as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“We managed to win. We had some good penalty taker,” he said diplomatically as reluctant polemics.
Through his Instagram account, which led to a picture of herself holding onto Henderson, Balotelli has also confirmed that there should be no drama of the event and a better focus on the next game only.
“Thanks (to) hendo already let me take the penalty .. Now stop the drama. We won, that’s what matters. We are a team and we are Liverpool’s main,” wrote Balotelli.
“And … thank you to all the fans. I thank with all my heart. You are all top. Now let’s think about the game on Sunday,” he continued.
Liverpool will be a visit to the headquarters of Southampton in the 26th week match of the Premier League on Sunday (22/2) night.