Mario Balotelli relieved after Capital One Cup win

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Mario Balotelli finally broke his goal drought last night in Liverpool's late 2-1 victory over Swansea in the Capital One Cup last night - and immediately took to Twitter afterwards to poke fun at himself.

The Italian has endured a baptism of fire since joining Liverpool from AC Milan in a deal worth £16 million, and has come in for criticism for a string of lacklustre performances. He's yet to open his Premier League account for the Reds, and went eight games without scoring a goal before his strike against the Swans yesterday.

His form has been so bad that it's even been suggested that he could be sold already - however the former Manchester City ace produced the perfect response last night by levelling things up before Dejan Lovren bagged the winner in the 95th minute against Gary Monk's side.

Balotelli has taken the criticism in good grace, and even took to Twitter last evening to mock his troubles in front of goal: 

Liverpool's recent bad form looked set to continue after Swansea took the lead through Marvin Emnes after 65 minutes at Anfield last evening - before Balotelli inspired the comeback which put them in the hat for the quarter-finals.

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So far this term Brendan Rodgers' side have failed to pick up their scintillating form of last season, and currently sit in 7th place after nine games. Their Champions League campaign hasn't gone to plan so far either, with their only win so far coming against Ludogrets, another game in which a Balotelli goal inspired a comeback.

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