Photo: Liverpool’s forgotten man takes to Instagram after Roberto Firmino signing

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli sends timely reminder to Reds fans that he is still at the club after Roberto Firmino signing

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli Photo: Mario Balotelli/Instagram

Mario Balotelli ended his unusual Instagram silence with a timely post hours after Liverpool announced the £29m signing of Roberto Firmino.

The Brazil international has reportedly signed a five-year deal with the Reds after Liverpool agreed the biggest-fee in Bundesliga history for an outgoing player with Hoffenheim.

Firmino’s arrival could signal the end of Balotelli’s stay at Anfield after the 24-year-old managed to score just one Premier League goal following his £16m move from AC Milan last summer.

Perhaps in a move to remind Liverpool supporters that he is still at the club following the exciting South American signing, Balotelli posted a photo on his Instagram page for the time in three weeks.

Balotelli posted the following caption on the photo-sharing app: “Balo… Mario Balotelli!!!”

Balotelli, who is being linked with a potential return to Serie A in the summer, scored his only Premier League goal in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in March.

The former Manchester City striker posted a cryptic message on his Instagram page following the club’s 6-1 defeat by Stoke City at The Britannia on the final day of the Premier League season.

Balotelli wrote the following caption on the social media site: “Thanks to Liverpool fans for this year …. I m loading for next season. #beast”

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