Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard plays his last game for the club at Anfield this afternoon and striker Mario Balotelli has penned a thoughtful farewell letter to the Reds legend.
The controversial Balotelli has only been at the club for one up-and-down season but it seems the LFC icon has left a big impression on the Italian.
The 24-year-old took to Instagram to share the charming letter he hand wrote in tribute to Gerrard.
In the letter, Balotelli wrote:
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.
You see, Mario may not be able to drive safely but he is a nice bloke really.