These are the best tweets from a shocked Twitter as Mario Balotelli scores in Liverpool’s 2-1 League Cup win over Swansea City on Tuesday night.
Having been derided for his recent performances and lack of goals since arriving at Anfield this summer, the Italian striker took his first step on the road to redemption with his new fans by helping his side seal a late win over the Welsh team.
After reportedly overcoming an injury he suffered in the pre-match warm-up, the much-maligned Mario grabbed Liverpool’s equaliser after 86 minutes and inspired a remarkable late comeback.
Check out the best tweets as Mario Balotelli scores in the League Cup against Swansea and helps guide Brendan Rodgers’s charges in the quarter-finals of the competition:
Mario Balotelli has scored! I repeat Mario Balotelli has scored!
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) October 28, 2014
Never doubted him #Balotelli
— 5times (@5timesco) October 28, 2014
Mario Balotelli has just scored. pic.twitter.com/A8n3eL33Cz
— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) October 28, 2014
Mario Balotelli: he scores when he wants (in League Cup matches): https://t.co/Lx07gk4YVY
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) October 28, 2014
BREAKING: Mario Balotelli scores for Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/CTYSatGqXm
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) October 28, 2014
Balotelli scored a goal….. https://t.co/P1Yp4eG9Wl
— Only Fools Reactions (@OFAHReactions) October 28, 2014
So are we back to Balotelli being the best striker on the planet now he's scored a goal?
— Sir Alex Ferguson (@Furious_Fergie) October 28, 2014
— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) October 28, 2014