Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has launched an attack on his critics via social media platform Instagram.
Balotelli has struggled to secure a place in Liverpool’s starting side since his move to Anfield in the summer
Criticism of the player has been widespread, with manager Brendan Rodgers publicly questioning the Italy international’s attitude and work-rate.
“Do you know me?” he said on the brief video. “Did you ever talk to me, personally?
“Do you know what I’ve been through in my life?
“You just saw me play football on the pitch, sure. Man, shut up.”
Balotelli said on instagram
The Instagram video is the latest in a line of social media controversies for Balotelli, who was handed a one-match ban by the FA in December for a controversial Twitter picture he posted.