Mario Balotelli has written an emotional open letter to Steven Gerrard ahead of the Liverpool captain’s final game at Anfield.
Balotelli posted a the letter to Gerrard on Instagram.
‘Stevie… I had the honour to play with you, not for long but still an amazing and unforgettable experience for me.
‘You are a great man and a cool captain! It is a pleasure to leave free-kicks and penalties to you.
‘I wish you all the best for your next venture and your family. You deserve the best. Good luck my friend, Mario Balotelli.’
It ends with Balotelli’s signature and his trademark ’45’ alongside it.