Mario Balotelli has revealed he has no relationship whatsoever with Jurgen Klopp, whose only instruction to him was to leave the Reds on loan.
The Italy forward was brought to Anfield by Brendan Rodgers in 2015 and was sent back to Milan on loan, after he failed to make a mark with Liverpool.
He is now playing for Nice – where he has scored six goals in his first five games – after leaving Liverpool on a free transfer late in the summer window.
And Balotelli has revealed that there was never any chance of him making a comeback at Anfield due to his non-existent rapport with Klopp.
“Klopp? I don’t know him,” Balotelli told Sky Sport Italia. “He just told me to leave Liverpool on loan and then to come back. I said: ‘Thanks, bye.'”