Balotelli wouldn’t return to Liverpool, ‘likes Arsenal’

Ian Watson

Mario Balotelli says he would “never go back to Liverpool” if he was given the opportunity while admitting that he “likes” Arsenal.

The Italy international left Anfield in the summer to join French side Nice after a torrid time at the Merseyside club in which he scored one Premier League goal.

He was originally signed to replace Luis Suarez at the club but after an awful first season he was shipped out on loan to AC Milan before getting his recent move to France.

And Balotelli has revealed that he could still return to England in the future just definitely not to his former club.

“[If I go back to England] for sure not Liverpool,” Balotelli told Chinese publication Xinhua.

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“Because I found myself [performing] very bad in Liverpool. I said the team was good and the fans are amazing, but I would never go back to Liverpool.

“The first one I think in England is Manchester City, and the second team I always like is Arsenal. That doesn’t mean I’ll go to play there. I just like them.”