Mario Balotelli posts goodbye message to Liverpool fans on Facebook

Mario Balotelli -  San Siro, Milan, Italy

The Italy international has returned to his home country on loan to Milan after just one season at Anfield.

Liverpool striker completed his return to AC Milan for next season on loan earlier today, and the striker was quick to take to social media to wish his parent club well for the season, as long as they don't meet the Serie A outfit.

Luckily for Balotelli, and perhaps unbeknownst to him, Milan aren't in Europe, so it's impossible for the two clubs to meet this season, but his statement may well reference the expectation that he doesn't see himself returning to Anfield.  

 

I’m grateful to Liverpool FC and Liverpool fans for the time and opportunities you gave me. It’s not a goodbye but...

Posted by Mario Balotelli - Official on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Balotelli's season at Liverpool, in what is looking very likely being his sole campaign on Merseyside, was a hugely disappointing affair. The Italian netted just four times for the Reds, one of which was a penalty, leaving him with a record of three outfield strikes in 28 matches.

It's hard to see anything but disappointment in the 24-year-old's move back to the Premier League, for both the player his parent club, as he returns to Milan, the club that sold him to Liverpool last summer.

Reds legend Jamie Carragher criticised the club's decision to ever sign the Italy international, and told Sky Sports that he wouldn't mourn his departure.

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