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You can't be a d***head with Rodgers - Liverpool's' Balotelli

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is confident he can become a much better player under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers.

The at-times controversial striker finds himself at his third club since leaving Inter Milan in 2010 and has been criticized for not living up to his full potential.

But the former Manchester City and AC Milan forward is confident that he can find some consistency under Rodgers who has thus far shown plenty of faith in him.

"He is very good, a strong character," said Balotelli. "And I think that comes out in the way the team plays.

"I think he can help me improve as a player. He is very open, everybody can talk to him - but first he looks at the person, and second he looks at the footballer.

"With Brendan, you need to be a good person - you don't have to be, how do you say it, a d*******."

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