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Balotelli Nets Brace On Debut & Hits Back At Liverpool

Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli, who scored a brace on his debut for his new team in France, has wasted little time in hitting back at his former club as well as Jurgen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers.

Read: Reports: Balotelli Shocked Teammates & Staff At Training

The 26-year-old needed just seven minutes to score on his debut for Ligue 1 side Nice, converting an early penalty.

Opposition Olympique Marseille turned the game on its head and were leading 2-1 after 72 minutes, but Balotelli completed his brace in the 78th minute to equalise, before Wylan Cyprien scored the winner for Nice.

The Italian has been very outspoken about his struggles at his previous club since joining the French outfit.

"(Joining Liverpool) 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," he told Canal+.

"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."

Balotelli then compared himself to Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has clashed with coaches before.

"Zlatan is someone you can put against lions and he is calm, you put him next to relaxed people and he's the same," he added.

"I am not like him. I need to be relaxed and have good people around me."

Read: 11 Stars Who Hit Back At Mourinho

Balotelli joined Nice on a free transfer, and has now already scored as many league goals as he did for Liverpool and AC Milan over the past two seasons combined.

Do you think Balotelli can rediscover his best form in France? Have your say in the comments section below.

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