Mario Balotelli says Liverpool move was the 'worst mistake of my life'

Mario Balotelli during the Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool
Image: Mario Balotelli endured a frustrating time at Liverpool

Mario Balotelli claims his ill-fated move to Liverpool was "the worst mistake of my life", after he scored twice on his Nice debut on Sunday.

The 26-year-old moved to Anfield for £16m in the summer of 2014, but scored just four goals in 28 appearances for the club.

It quickly became apparent he did not fit in with Brendan Rodgers's style of play and soon fell out of favour, before being loaned out to AC Milan last season.

Balotelli in his new Nice jersey
Image: Balotelli joined Nice on transfer Deadline Day

He returned to Merseyside this summer but was left out of the club's pre-season tour of the United States by new boss Jurgen Klopp.

He was also sidelined for other friendlies and completed a free transfer to French club Nice on transfer Deadline Day.

Balotelli scored twice on his debut on Sunday, as Nice beat Marseille 3-2, and speaking about his move to Liverpool, Balotelli said: "It was the worst mistake of my life.

Nice forward Mario Balotelli is all smiles after his debut
Image: Balotelli is all smiles after his debut, during which he found the back of the net twice

"Apart from the fans, who were fantastic with me, I must be honest, and the players, who I had a good rapport with, I didn't like the club.

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"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."

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