Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer: Balotelli not in the same bracket as Suarez [Video]

Mario Balotelli hasn’t made many friends since returning to England.

More specifically, in Liverpool most fans wish he’d never left Italy in the first place.

The Italian striker hasn’t convinced in the few weeks he’s been at the club and if Brendan Rodgers was looking for a player to fill the boots of Luis Suarez then it appears his judgement was way off.

That’s the opinion of former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer who says Balotelli ‘isn’t in the same bracket as Suarez’. He makes the point that the two operate in completely different ways. Suarez being a hard worker who come back into midfield to collect the ball, while Balotelli is relatively stagnant and has a poor work ethic.