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|Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli has the experience required to lead the line when they return to Champions League action for the first time in five years at Anfield on Tuesday.
Italy striker Balotelli is likely to be the senior striker in a Liverpool side Tigers Miguel Cabrera Jersey , with Daniel Sturridge set to be sidelined for at least another fortnight with a thigh strain.
Balotelli, a ￡16 million ($26 million) signing from AC Milan Tigers Michael Fulmer Jersey , is one of the Liverpool players with the most European experience ahead of their Group B opener against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad.
The 24-year-old has failed to score in his first two Liverpool appearances but Tuesday's tie could present the ideal opportunity for the Manchester City striker to get his Anfield career up and running.
"Time will tell. The boy is only just in the door," Rodgers said Monday.
"The best players enjoy that responsibility and I am sure it is one he is relishing but on the training field he is going to work hard to accept that responsibility knowing he has been brought in here to do a job which is to create and score goals and work hard.
"He was unfortunate he was ill last week and it was only on the morning of the game (Saturday's Premier League defeat by Aston Villa) he declared himself fit to play Tigers Leonys Martin Jersey , which shows he really wanted to get out and play here.
"He is also experienced as well. He is arguably one of the most experienced players we have in terms of this competition and international calibre and at club level."
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Balotelli was on the receiving end of some rough treatment by Villa defenders Philippe Senderos and Alan Hutton but Rodgers did not expect him to be singled out in Europe.
"We expect the referee to protect all our players, not just Mario Tigers Lance Parrish Jersey ," the Liverpool manager said.
"It is a man's game. It is a competitive game but if it oversteps the mark when he's not involved in the build-up then we would expect the referee and officials to look at it," the Northern Irishman added.
"But there are no complaints for me. Football is competitive and strong and we ask the players to be that in our team but be fair in the way we work."
Balotelli has made 29 Champions League appearances Tigers Kirk Gibson Jersey , which puts him behind only Steven Gerrard (67) and Kolo Toure (62) among current Liverpool players and has scored seven goals.
Only Gerrard remains from the 18-man squad which featured in Liverpool's last Champions League match, a 2-1 loss at home to Fiorentina in December 2009.
"Absolutely it is a learning curve but it is one which excites us as well Tigers Jose Iglesias Jersey ," Rodgers said.
"Steven has a great record in this competition, he is the highest goalscorer in the club's history with 28 goals and we have other players who have experience.
"We have a very young squad and they will gain experience -- it is about embracing it. There is certainly no fear of the competition."
Liverpool have been crowned champions of Europe on five occasions Tigers Jordan Zimmermann Jersey , but Rodgers had a more modest aim in terms of this season's competition.
"I think success is about qualifying from the group. We will take one game at a time: we are at home in our first game and we aim to perform well and get three points but we will respect them like we would if we were playing Real Madrid."
Peter Jacobsen was quoted as saying, "one of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot Tigers Joe Jimenez Jersey , the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something."
My father was an avid golfer and absolutely respected the game. Etiquette was a priority; the rules of the game were to be adhered to; and integrity was paramount. To dad it was the integrity of the game that took precedent.
Dad lived life the way he played golf. Whether it was in his job, serving the community Tigers Jeimer Candelario Jersey , or raising a family, dad lived by those same principles. He worked hard; he treated everyone with respect and in everything he did it was with the utmost integrity. And he lived each day the same way. He knew that each day he had to "go back to the first tee and begin all over again..." - A golf teaching tool.
Obviously he was a great model to follow. I would spend time with him on the golf course where he played at a very high level having won many amateur events over the years. I was always struck by his level of quiet confidence. He was always in the game and never "out of the hole". But this came with years of practice and tournament seasoning since like he said "nothing comes easy in golf just like in life. You have to be realistic in your expectations and there are no short cuts to success." - A golf teaching tool.
Dad seemed to always have a purpose on the golf course. He knew what he wanted to do and what stood in his way and played accordingly knowing full well that there is going to have to be adjustments along the way. He knew that frustrations and disappointments were a part of the game and he managed those since just like in life you can't let those things control you - a golf teaching tool.
Dad built his golf game on a solid foundation. He practiced all of the shots so that he knew what to do once on the course. While everyone else was hitting drives and long iron on the practice tee he was hitting 8 and 9 irons. Then he spent time chipping the ball around the practice green. He knew that the game was won or lost from 150 yards in - a golf teaching tool.
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