Mario Balotelli claims he spoke to Jurgen Klopp only once before departing Liverpool for Ligue 1 side Nice.
The Italian striker joined Serie A side Milan in January 2013 before moving to Liverpool the following year, but struggled to live up to expectations on Merseyside and he returned to the San Siro on loan last term where his season was blighted by injury. However, the 26-year-old looks to have turned his fortunes around after scoring six times in five appearances for Nice. "Klopp doesn't know me, I spoke to him once, he told me to go somewhere else, work hard and then return," Balotelli said. "So I said goodbye to them, and that we wouldn't be seeing each other again."