Balotelli names two senior Liverpool men, one past & present, who left bad impression on him

By Harvey Byrne

Mario Balotelli has delivered a scathing assessment on former Liverpool managers Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp following his move to Nice.

The controversial forward joined the Ligue 1 side on a free transfer from Anfield on deadline day.

Balotelli, 26, spent two years at the Merseysiders following his £16million move from AC Milan, but he struggled to make an impact at Anfield.

“I had two coaches, Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp. As people they didn’t make a good impression on me. I didn’t get along with them,” said Balotelli, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo citing French TV Channel Canal+.

Balotelli was once considered a bright prospect in the world of football after breaking through at Inter Milan.

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However, the Italy international has failed to build on a promising start to his career and he held talks with a wide number of European clubs lower down the pecking order before Nice became the fifth club of his increasingly nomadic career.

The striker will now look to revive his career at the Ligue 1 side, similar to former Newcastle attacker Hatem Ben Arfa, who also moved to Nice before a move to European giants PSG this summer.

In other Liverpool news,  Sadio Mane has revealed Gini Wijnaldum to be the funniest member of the Reds squad.