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Ex-Liverpool boss Evans hoping Balotelli goal "wins back trust of teammates"

Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans is happy for Mario Balotelli over his goal last night.

Balotelli came off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 2-1 win over Capital One Cup opponents Swansea City.

"He has had a few chances over the last few games, so it was nice to see him put one in the back of the net. That will be good for his confidence and the team's as well," Evans told talkSPORT.

"His work rate on the pitch hasn't been good enough. The one thing you must always give as a footballer is 100 per cent.

"I think the players were starting to lose a bit of trust in Mario, but scoring a goal last night will hopefully bring that back.

"I hope it takes him and the team forward."

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