Date: 11th October 2014 at 4:24pm
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Mario Balotelli angers his teammates both on and off the pitch, according to former AC Milan colleague Marco Amelia.

Balotelli has divided opinion since his £16million transfer to Liverpool in the summer, with the forward firing just one goal in his first seven matches.

The 24-year-old has a reputation for being something of a controversial character in England, and goalkeeper Amelia has added to that with his claim that the forward angers his teammates with his attitude.

“In the locker room it’s almost as if he weren’t there at all. You have to drag words out of him,” the goalkeeper said.

“During a game he has this almost mocking attitude that makes his team-mates angry, but deep down he’s a good lad.

“You can’t not celebrate after a goal, as that is the most important moment of joy for a player.”
Balotelli took to social media today to thank Liverpool supporters for the new banner unveiled in tribute to the Italian at the Kop end last week, whilst also acknowledging he needed to score more goals for the club.
“I have nothing to declare but my genius,” reads the banner, written in Italian with a picture of Balotelli.

Balotelli posted an image of the banner,writing alongside it: “I have nothing to declare except my genius? Wow thanks to whoever did this. I know all of you expect more from me .. More goals especially and more “genius” but give me time and I’ll show is true.”