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Balotelli: Liverpool move was my worst ever

News By: Olakunle Brown | 11/09/2016

Red-hot OGC Nice forward Mario Balotelli has described his decision to move to premier league side Liverpool as his worst ever.

The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at AC Milan after he failed to make an impact at Anfied under two different managers Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp whom he took a swipe at.

"Joining Liverpool was the worst decision of my life. Apart from the fantastic fans and some player with whom I have an excellent relationship, I did not like the club," Balotelli told Canal+.

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"I had two coaches at Liverpool, Rodgers and Klopp for a bit, I did not like their methods and their personality. I never really felt well there.

"I am nothing like Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] for example. You could confront Zlatan with lions and he would still be calm. If you surround him with good people, he will still be calm. That's the way he is.

"But I need to be more relaxed and have surroundings that work for me."

Balotelli remains full of ambition for the near future after opening his goals account for OGC Nice in their 3-2 home win over MArseille.

"It is not too late for me to win the Ballon d'Or," he added.

"I think I could have already won it by now, but I might be able to win it within two to three years by working hard and staying serious.

"Over the past two years, my work ethic has increased from 10 per cent to 80 per cent. I have really started working hard over the past two years."

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