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Luis Suarez was always going to be a hard man to replace

Luis Suarez was always going to be a hard man to replace, but few would have thought that Mario Balotelli would fail so spectacularly in this job.

The Italian international was signed as a replacement for Suarez, who was sold to Barcelona for £ 75 million. Balotelli is no stranger to English football and hence he was expected to start scoring goals from the word go. This, however, has not happened as the former AC Milan forward has struggled immensely in front of goal. His style of football has not suited Liverpool and this has seen him score only one league goal this season.

This is a massive reduction over the 31 league goals that Suarez scored during his final season at Liverpool. It is widely thought that Liverpool would end the Balotelli gamble in the summer, but an unlikely source of backing has come from Spain. Suarez, who is enjoying a great time in Spanish football with Barcelona, says that Liverpool should not give up on Balotelli since he expects the 24-year-old to come good soon. After spending the last couple of years in Italy, Suarez says that it was not going to be easy for Balotelli to start scoring goals immediately.

Further, Brendan Rodgers has also not been able to field Daniel Sturridge and Balotelli in the same team."I think he has played for big clubs.He proved that he was a great player. It's not easy to win a place at Manchester City.After playing in Italy, he came to England and then returned to Italy before making another return to England.It was very hard for him, but he remains a great player. I think I gained extensive experience in the Netherlands technically and tactically but Liverpool is the team that gave me everything, it's a great team,” said Suarez.