Liverpool finally managed to rid themselves of Mario Balotelli after two years of frustration by selling the forward to Nice.

I have some bad news, unfortunately. If you ever thought that working hard long hours will be rewarded with a job that pays well, then you need only look at Balotelli’s career to see how wrong you’ve been.

Blessed with a debated amount of natural talent, the Italian has squandered a career that could have gone so differently. In the last two seasons, Balotelli, a striker, has scored just seven goals with Liverpool and AC Milan. That is shambolic, but it’s not for a lack of talent.

You need only cast your mind back to Balotelli’s Euro 2012 semi-final goal against Germany to be reminded of the things he is capable of when he tries.

Mario Balotelli's goal against Germany in the semi-final of the Euros in 2012
Against Germany, no less.

L’Equipe, via the Metro, report that, in spite of Balotelli’s poor work ethic and non-existent goal return, the forward will be paid £3.7 million-a-year by Nice.

Not fair that.

Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.