Mario Balotelli claims Jose Mourinho used to deliberately make him angry

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Wherever Mario Balotelli goes, drama is sure to follow. 

Liverpool's maverick striker is now back at Anfield for pre-season training after a disappointing spell with AC Milan, having scored a grand total of one goal last season. 

Nobody, least of all Liverpool fans, quite knows what to make of the Italian's re-emergence. 


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Familiar faces

If he stays on at the club, he will get the chance to face off against his old manager, Jose Mourinho, who of course is now in charge at Manchester United. 

And speaking to Italian publication Corriere della Sera, Balotelli has taken the chance to discuss his much-publicised relationship with the Special One. 

"He liked making drama, but wished me well", Balotelli admitted. 

"He liked to make me angry because he thought that I played better when I was annoyed."

There could be something in that, as the eccentric forward did perform better in his days at Inter under Mourinho, a spell which earned him his move to Manchester City. 

The pair have clearly had a pretty interesting relationship with its fair share of funny anecdotes, including this one from Mourinho here: 

Balotelli's beef 

However, Balotelli has admitted he did have one problem with Mourinho. 

"The one thing I did not like was I did not play the Champions League final, I felt that." 

The 25-year-old is hoping to be given a second chance by Jurgen Klopp at Anfield next season, but then again, he also used the same interview to predict he would one day win the Ballon d'Or, so it's hard to know what to believe. 

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