Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Mario Balotelli's substitution at half time last night was tactical but says he will speak to the player today. Balotelli swapped his shirt at half time with Pepe with the Reds trailing 3-0 . It was a an all round poor night for the hosts who saw Ronaldo score his 20th of the season and first at Anfield while Benzema got a brace as the Spanish side raced into a 3-0 lead in the opening period. The home side only managed two shots on target . Afterwards Brendan Rodgers has sat down with the press to discuss the game and the half time shirt swap.