He might still be a Liverpool player in theory, but it seems that Mario Balotellinonetheless loves to identify himself with one of the Reds’ Premier League foes -Manchester City .
Having played for the Sky Blues between 2010 and 2013, Mario spent his formative years in Manchester. Unlike his time at Anfield, there were several memorable highlights to his City career. Helping them to win the league in 2012 was a massive achievement.
Likewise, helping them to thrash local rivals Manchester United 6-1 that very same season was pretty damn special – especially for the fans.
Despite the fact that he’s currently out on loan at AC Milan , Mario hasn’t failed to realise the significance of this weekend. The Manchester derby looms large once more. He might be hundreds of miles away in Italy, but the mercurial striker still wants to play a part in proceedings.
He’s just done his bit to add to the pre-match tension. How? Well, by mischievously posting this .
In prompt and timely fashion, Mario has trolled United fans with this naughty reminder of their absolute trouncing at the hands of their noisy neighbours. Unsurprisingly, quite a few of them have been expressing their displeasure on his Instagram page. We shan’t be repeating their comments, for reasons of good taste.
Whoever wins it, let’s hope this weekend’s match is as much of a corker as the “Why always me?” game.