Balotelli joined Nice on transfer deadline day to put an end to two miserable years with Liverpool.
The controversial Italian arrived on Merseyside with the unenviable task of replacing the outbound Luis Suarez in 2014.
However he failed to make anything like a positive impact for the Reds and was sent back to AC Milan for the entirety of last season.
But the 26-year-old has made a bright start to life on the French Riviera, already bettering his Premier League tally for Liverpool with a brace on his Nice debut.
And Balotelli admits he couldn’t wait to get out of Anfield, comparing his situation to that of Manchester United new-boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic.