Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli lacks consistency, says ex-Chelsea striker
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is a great champion but lacks consistency, says Hernan Crespo
Mario Balotelli lacks the consistency of AC Milan striker Fernando Torres, according to former Chelsea star Hernan Crespo.
The 30-year-old Spain international sealed a season-long loan move to the San Siro outfit in the summer transfer window, seizing the chance for a fresh start.
Torres scored a disappointing 20 goals in 120 Premier League appearances following a club-record £50m move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in 2011.
The Reds signed Balotelli in a £16m deal from Milan last month, paving the way for Torres to join the seven-time European champions.
And Crespo, who was part of the Milan side that lost to Liverpool in the Champions League final in 2005, believes Torres will offer much more to the San Siro side.
“I think that the Spaniard is the perfect attacker for Pippo Inzaghi’s side,” Crespo told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “Especially when you look at the Milan midfield.
“Balotelli is a champion who can change the game with one piece of skill, but you can’t ask consistency from him.”