BBC Sport - Mario Balotelli showed disrespect - Steven Gerrard
Balotelli showed disrespect - Gerrard
- From the section Football
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.