If Mario Balotelli’s latest haircut doesn’t horrify Liverpool fans, it might bring him closer to them.

Balotelli shaved the iconic Liverbird — the symbol of the city of Liverpool, England — into the side of his head. The Liverbird features on one side, while there are blonde and black streaks on the other side. A blonde mohawk goes down the middle of the Liverpool striker’s head.

Balotelli revealed his new look on Instagram.

Balotelli showed his new haircut to his Liverpool teammates at practice Thursday.

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Balotelli’s new haircut could advance his potential candidacy for the title of “King of Liverpool.” Scoring a goal or three in Saturday’s Merseyside derby against Everton would do far more to help Balotelli in that regard.

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