Everyone knows that Mario Balotelli’s spell at Liverpool was a disaster from day one.
The eccentric Italian arrived at Anfield in 2014 for £16 million but has now left the club on a free transfer to join French side Nice.
His one goal in 16 Premier League appearances during his first season on Merseyside wasn’t enough for Brendan Rodgers to keep him around for the following campaign as he was sent on a season-long loan to AC Milan.
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But one goal in 20 Serie A matches saw him return to Melwood this summer with Liverpool under a new manager, Jurgen Klopp.
But if Balotelli thought that he could win the German over, he was very much mistaken. Klopp was ruthless and gave the striker no chance to rekindling his Liverpool career.
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One man that is no doubt very happy with that is Jamie Carragher. The former Liverpool defender has publicly criticised the 26-year-old on numerous occasions and has recently been involved in a Twitter spat with him.
When Balotelli left the club, Carragher harshly tweeted: “Balotelli on a free is still paying over the odds by Nice.”
The enigmatic striker soon responded, though, and replied with: “Jamie Carragher, bad player, wonderful hater @Carra23 ,who cares.”
But Carragher was always going to have the last say and, when asked by a follower on his thoughts on Balotelli, he said: “I wish him well in getting the Ballon D'Or at Nice.”
And now, Balotelli’s new club have got involved on Twitter. They have sarcastically asked Carragher if he wants to buy a Balotelli shirt because they’ve heard he’s such a big fan of his.
We very much doubt the Liverpool legend will take Nice up on the offer.
But Carragher slamming Balotelli isn’t limited to social media. Earlier this year - when Balotelli was still a Liverpool player - the Sky Sports pundit claimed that he was the joint-worst signing in the club’s history.
"I can't believe we signed Mario Balotelli! The thing with Balotelli is everyone always says it's the off-the-field antics, but I wouldn't care if he was doing it on the pitch,” he said.
"People tell me he's got talent but I can't remember him having a good game. I'm praying with all the money in the Chinese Super League that someone is going to buy him after his loan. I don't think anyone in the Premier League will take him. He has to be No. 1 with Aquilani and Diouf."
One thing is for sure, don’t expect to see Carragher appearing on Sky Sports wearing a Nice jersey with Balotelli on the back.
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