Life lesson #354 from Mario Balotelli: don't have sex before playing football.

The Liverpool striker has struggled for form since signing for Liverpool in the summer – scoring just one goal – and now he's made it clear he's making some sacrifices in order to rediscover his midas touch.

As quoted by Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce, Mario said:

"Someone told me recently I had apparently said that if I have sex three or four hours before a game, it is working for me on the me, if I am having sex four hours before a game I am not able to play. I don’t think anyone could. It makes me laugh."

Mario Balotelli is going through a dry spell in more ways than one.