Liverpool troll Mario Balotelli as they chop his picture out of 'world-class players' article
On their official Twitter account, Liverpool published a picture of Emre Can, Philippe Coutinho and Christian Benteke with the following words: "Adam Lallana can't wait to link up with 'world-class' talent waiting back at Melwood #LFC."
All seems innocent enough. The only problem is that the original picture also contained one Mario Balotelli!
Here is Liverpool's tweet:
And here is the original picture (published by Getty Images):
It is the second massive insult Balotelli has endured this week after he was offered a way out of Anfield from Italian THIRD division side ASD Lupa Castelli who chipped in with an audacious bid for the striker.
Marco Amelia, the former AC Milan goalkeeper who is president at the Lega Pro Prima Divisione side, has said a move to the Frascati club would help the Italy international 'clean up his act'.
"Our intention is to bring our friend, Balotelli, here, a player who at this time needs to start afresh because we see that he does not want to play anymore, has fans opposing him and is no longer able to show his quality.
"For Balotelli, this could be the first step towards cleaning up his act, taking two steps back and showing everyone what he is capable of doing.
"Six months here would be useful to him to start the path of purification.
"He must regain humility and enthusiasm that allowed him to break into football matters when he was starting out.
"It will be difficult, almost impossible, but I will try anyway. I hope that the importance of the city of Rome and our friendship helps me.
"I'll try to call Mario Balotelli. On an economic point of view, we'll see what happens.
"I think that at this time Mario needs to find the will he needs to compete. It will be tough, it will be almost impossible as it is something that football has never seen, but he could do it."