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WATCH: Comical Mario Balotelli inhales helium-filled ballon

Italy Training Session & Press Conference

TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 09: Mario Balotelli of Italy during a training session ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier group B against Czech Republic at Juventus Arena on September 9, 2013 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is known for his off-field antics, but this instance wasn’t a huge issue. Mario Balotelli looked like a teenager just trying to have some fun, as he posted a video to Instagram that showed him inhaling helium from a ballon. And then, of course, he spoke.

You can call him a clown or respect his jocular nature, but in the end, Liverpool needs this man to succeed. Balotelli has made five appearances for the Reds and tallied one goal in Champions League play vs. Bulgarian club Ludogorets.