Mario Balotelli has uploaded a bizarre Instagram post following Liverpool’s humiliation at the hands of Stoke City yesterday.

The Italian wasn’t involved at the Britannia, as his team-mates were blown away by the Potters, trailing 5-0 at half-time and eventually losing 6-1.

Balotelli posted a picture of himself with shackles around his wrists, approaching an archway lit by fire, the other side of which is a picture of the Wembley turf. We haven’t a clue, either.

The caption may give a bit more away, he wrote: “Thanks to Liverpool fans for this year …. I’m loading for next season. #beast,” perhaps suggesting he may be staying at Anfield next season.

The £16million man has endured a miserable first term on Merseyside, netting just once in 16 Premier League appearances.