(Photo) Mario Balotelli celebrates MotM award after Nice debut and talks ‘worst mistake of my life’ at Liverpool

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Mario Balotelli scored twice on his Nice debut to help them to a 3-2 win over Marseille on Sunday, and was unsurprisingly named the Man of the Match.

The Italian forward endured a nightmare spell at Anfield, scoring just four times in 28 appearances for the club before being shipped out on loan to AC Milan last season.

An injury and lack of form prevented him from earning a permanent move to the San Siro, but he was able to escape Merseyside ahead of the transfer deadline last month and seal a switch to France.

It started well for the 26-year-old as he bagged a brace in his debut for Nice in their victory at the weekend, and he was clearly pleased with his Man of the Match award.

However, he also addressed his move to Liverpool on Sunday, and described it as the “worst mistake of my life” after struggling to settle and establish himself under either Brendan Rodgers or Jurgen Klopp.

“It was the worst mistake of my life,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.

“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.

“I had two coaches, Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp. As people they didn’t make a good impression on me. I didn’t get along with them.”

It’s now a thing of the past for Balotelli as he will be fully focused on making his time in Ligue 1 a success, and while he will look to enjoy his football and showcase his talents, he may well earn another big move in the future and will be well advised to make a better choice.

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