Premier League – Mario Balotelli pens beautiful farewell letter to Steven Gerrard
Liverpool and Italy striker Mario Balotelli has paid tribute to the legendary Steven Gerrard with a hand-written letter that is utterly charming.
The Italian has had a turbulent time since arriving at Liverpool last summer, but it is clear from his message – which he shared with the world in Instagram – that the outgoing club captain left a lasting impression on him.
The letter is reproduced below, and reads as follows:
“I had the honour to play with you, not for long but still an amazing and unforgettable experience for me.
“You are a great man and a cool captain! It’s a pleasure to leave free kicks and penalties to you.
“I wish you all the best for your next venture and your family. You deserve the best.
“GOOD LUCK MY FRIEND.
Mario Balotelli’s letter to Steven Gerrard (Instagram)