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Balotelli showed disrespect - Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says Mario Balotelli showed vice-captain Jordan Henderson "disrespect" in the Reds' Europa league tie with Besiktas.

Balotelli scored from the spot in Thursday's last-32 tie at Anfield to secure a 1-0 first-leg win, after a disagreement with stand-in skipper Henderson and Daniel Sturridge over who should take it.

Speaking as a pundit on ITV Sport, Gerrard says the Italian striker was being "a bit mischievous" and that Henderson should have taken the spot-kick as planned.

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