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Mario Balotelli sends a message on Instagram

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli sent out a mysterious Instagram post after watching the Reds secure a 2-0 victory over Burnley last night. 

The Italian forward, who joined the Merseyside outfit this past summer, was an unused substitute as Brendan Rodgers' side continued their fine form in the Premier League. 

Strange post 

However, after the showdown at Anfield, Balotelli sent out a bizarre post, claiming that 'Someone doesn't Like me'. 

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The full message read: "Someone doesn't Like me But differently of what they say about me im a team player and im so proud of my team,of this win and of these fans! ❤️ let's keep going👊 bravi ragazzi!!! YNWA !!!"

Despite that statement, the controversial ex-Milan forward, who reportedly earns as much as £80,000-a-week at the club, insisted that he is a team player and was proud of his teammates as they secured the three points to continue their march towards the Champions League places. 

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For Balotelli, though, things just haven't taken off for him on Merseyside, with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers even preferring versatile winger Raheem Sterling in the attacking role ahead of him.

Future in doubt 

In fact, the Daily Mail have gone as far as suggesting that he's placed his future at the club in some doubt because of the message, but it's uncertain as to who it was aimed at. 

Balotelli was involved in an slight altercation with Jordan Henderson a couple of weeks back over a penalty disagreement, while manager Brendan Rodgers has continued to overlook him in the starting XI. 

Of course, you can only speculate at this stage, but it will be interesting as to whether the front man gives any kind explanation over his latest comments anytime soon.

It hasn't worked 

In truth, though, it just hasn't gone to plan for the forward under Rodgers. To be fair to Balotelli, he has has stayed out of trouble for the best part, but he's failed to really hit top form, while he's been unable to force his way into the side over the last couple of months. 

Balotelli's absence from the side has also coincided with the club's return to form, so that's not entirely helping his case as he goes in search of making a success out of his stint at the club.

With Daniel Sturridge now back and firing, it certainly seems unlikely that the controversial striker will force his way into the side in the near future, so he may well have to assess his options at the club sooner rather than later. Perhaps his best bet will be to move on once again this summer. 

Liverpool fans: Does Balotelli have a long term future at your club? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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