Mario Balotelli may be in another country playing in another league however, he hasn’t stopped creating headlines on these shores.
According to the SkySports Italy journalist Fabrizio Romano, Balotelli had little to no relationship with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
Balotelli to Sky Sport Italy: "Klopp? I don't know him. He just told me to leave #LFC on loan and then to come back. I said: 'Thanks, bye'"
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) 3 October 2016
The German tactician briskly offloaded the Italy international over the summer to OGC Nice.
Balotelli spent last season on-loan at AC Milan and was not present when Klopp was appointed in place of Brendan Rodgers early last season.
The former Dortmund manager also sold Christian Benteke to Crystal Palace and Joe Allen to Stoke City.
Balotelli has impressed since making the move to France. The Italy international has netted six goals in five appearances for Nice, including the winning goal against Lorient on Sunday.
However, In a moment of classic Mario, the 26-year-old striker received a red card after scoring a crucial goal for his side.
Nice take on Lyon in their next Ligue 1 clash on October 14.