Colin Pascoe: 'Mario Balotelli is hungry for Liverpool goals'

Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe says that misfiring striker Mario Balotelli is hungry to score goals for the Reds.

Liverpool assistant boss Colin Pascoe has backed misfiring striker Mario Balotelli to silence his critics and prove a success at Anfield.

Balotelli came under fire for missing several good chances to end an eight-game barren spell in front of goal in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Hull City.

The Italy international has struck just once in his 11 appearances for the Reds following a £16m move from AC Milan, but Pascoe says that the 24-year-old has the "hunger" to turn things around.

"He works hard, he is a great talent and every day on the training pitch you can see he wants to do more," Brendan Rodgers's assistant told Sky Sports News.

"At the end he is always asking to do more things. Everything will be alright with Mario because you know his hunger is there and he wants to win.

"After every training session he wants to do shooting, passing - he wants to do everything, to work on his game. We as coaches will help him that way."

On Monday, Balotelli's international teammate Andrea Pirlo claimed that the striker "needs to be loved" before finding his best form.

Liverpool's Italian forward Mario Balotelli is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 25, 2014
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