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Why always me? Balotelli's best (and worst) bits

Balotelli has signed for Liverpool FC. Photo: PA

Balotelli is back.

The enigmatic Italian striker has sealed his return to English football with a move to Liverpool.

He will be in the stands tonight at the Etihad Stadium when his new club takes on his former employers Manchester City.

Talented but high-maintanence, Balotelli is regarded as one of the game's most colourful characters. ?If these episodes are anything to go by, Brendan Rodgers may have his work cut out keeping Balotelli under control.

If these episodes are anything to go by, Brendan Rodgers may have his work cut out keeping Balotelli under control.

  • Tripping up his £27m colleague
  • Having trouble with a training bib
Balotelli filled up an entire World Cup sticker album with pictures of himself. Credit: Facebook/Mario Balotelli
  • Turning up to play for Man City's youth team
The striker scored two goals in the process. Credit: @mcfc
  • Fighting with his manager
Roberto Mancini later said the scrap was Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke
  • Surprising schoolchildren on a stadium tour
  • Celebrating international goals like this
Balotelli played a starring role in getting Italy to the Euro 2012 final. Credit: PA
  • Not smiling when he scores...
  • Unashamed showmanship after scoring against City's rivals
The 'Why Always Me?' slogan became a cult hit. Credit: PA
  • Fireworks, literally set off inside his home
Emergency services were called after a firework is set off in the bathroom of his home. Credit: PA
  • Driving a camouflage car...
...to avoid being spotted. Credit: PA
  • Being Noel Gallagher's favourite player...
  • Entertaining his guests with magic tricks...
  • Remaining calm under pressure
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Nani and Anderson attempt to get their points across. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport