Rodgers: I was Balotelli's worst ever coach

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Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli was right to brand him the worst coach he has worked under during his colourful career. Rodgers brought Balotelli to Liverpool from AC Milan in August 2014 but the Italy international rarely got close to his best form and returned to San Siro on loan after a season and a solitary Premier League goal for the Anfield club.

Rodgers is now in charge of Celtic and, as Balotelli finds himself back among the goals at Nice in Ligue 1, he hopes the 26-year-old former Manchester City and Inter star might still realise his potential.

Asked about the striker's comments, Rodgers said: "He was probably absolutely spot on. I just couldn’t really connect with Mario."

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