Mario Balotelli has branded his decision to join Liverpool as ‘the worst mistake of my life’.
Speaking before his Nice debut, in which he scored twice to help his new club to a 3-2 victory over Marseille, Balotelli hit out at both Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp.
He told Canal+: “I joined Liverpool. It was the worst mistake of my life.
“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.
“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.”
The Italian opened his Nice account in only the seventh minute of his Ligue 1 bow, converting a penalty after being given a start by boss Lucien Favre.
He doubled his tally with 12 minutes remaining, turning home a right-wing cross from close range to make the score 2-2.