Striker Mario Balotelli described his spell with Liverpool as ‘the worst mistake of my life’ after he scored twice in his Ligue 1 debut with Nice on Sunday.
The 26-year-old former Inter Milan and Manchester City forward helped Nice to a 3-2 win over Olympique Marseille to leave his team second in league standings, behind leaders Monaco on goal difference.
Balotelli scored only once in 16 Premier League appearances in his first season at the Merseyside club and was sent back to AC Milan on loan last season in an injury-hit campaign.
“I joined Liverpool (in 2014)… it was the worst mistake of my life. Apart from the fans, who were fantastic with me, I must be honest, and the players, who I had a good rapport with, I didn’t like the club,” Balotelli told reporters in France.