Mario Balotelli Responds to Brendan Rodgers 'Best Player' Jibe & Twitter Users Don't Get the Joke

Tom Power

​Mario Balotelli's Liverpool nightmare may have ended last summer, but the ex-Reds striker is still managing to make headlines.

The 26-year-old was recently revealed to be the best player that former boss Brendan Rodgers claims he coached during his time in charge of the Anfield-based side, despite Balotelli's signing helping to eventually end the Northern Irishman's time at the helm.

There's no love lost between the pair, however, as Balotelli took to his official Twitter account to repay his ex-manager's praise in kind:

The Italy international clearly still has a soft spot for Rodgers, even if the latter's answer on Monday evening seemed a tad tongue-in-cheek!

As such a polarising character, Balotelli has no shortage of followers on his social media account and, naturally, drew a raft of responses to his tweet as a result:

​​Some people really need to get a sense of humour, as this particular user helpfully pointed out:

Keep on fishing, Mario, and they'll keep on biting!

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