Mario Balotelli came in for quite a hard time at the weekend after missing Liverpool’s Premier League tie with Arsenal despite club medics deeming him fit to travel.
And last night, when his name failed to appear on the team sheet again, people started talking about the former Manchester City striker’s future on Merseyside.
However, after being branded pathetic by BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage, Balotelli took to his Instagram page to offer proof that he really was ill and declared that he missed the pitch so much.
Balotelli posted the following photo of himself holding a thermometer with 38.7 on the reading and said:
@phil.coutinho magic boy! Grande! Nothing stop me to watch my team winning❤️. ( at least this time you know the real reason why I am out) . MISS THE PICTH SO MUCH