- Mario Balotelli had problems with his shorts in training at Melwood
- Liverpool forward missed Italyâ€™s win over Norway
- Brendan Rodgersâ€™ side face Aston Villa in Premier League this weekendÂ
Whatâ€™s Mario Balotelli up to now? Liverpoolâ€™s Â£16million striker was sporting an odd new look at training.
Whether the 24-year-old carried on training like this was unclear but it had echoes of when he struggled to put on a bib during his time with Manchester City.
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre revealed yesterday the club sold huge numbers of Balotelli shirts on the day the Italian moved to Anfield from AC Milan last month.
Mario Balotelli appeared to have problems keeping his shorts up as he trained at Melwood
Mario Balotelli missed Italyâ€™s 2-0 win over Norway as he was serving a one-match suspension
Ayre said: â€˜Having the right people allows the club to maximise signings like Balotelli,
leading to Â£50,000 worth of shirt sales.â€™
Liverpool face Aston Villa this weekend, who, after anÂ impressiveÂ start to the season, currently sit a point ahead of Brendan Rodgersâ€™ side in the table.
England forward Daniel Sturridge will be hopeful of returning for the clash after a thigh injury kept him out of Englandâ€™s 2-0 win over Switzerland.
This isnâ€™t the first timeÂ Mario Balotelli has had trouble with items of clothing â€“ he also finds bibs difficult
Mario Balotelli may play as the lone striker against Aston Villa this weekend after Daniel Sturridgeâ€™s injury
The Italian forward appeared to be a bit sweaty after an arduous training sessionÂ