Queens Park Rangers forward Adel Taarabt said he believes Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is overrated.
The pair played together at AC Milan last season but the Moroccan forward returned to QPR and Balotelli moved to Liverpool on a deal worth £16 million.
The 24-year-old has scored just once since his arrival, helping Liverpool to a 2-1 win over Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League and he is yet to open his Premier League account.
"Everybody told me he (Balotelli) was amazing," Taarabt was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail on Tuesday.
"I played with him and I can confirm he’s good, but he didn’t seem like a world-class player to me.He has a strong shot but he doesn’t play for the team.
"Or if he does, then he doesn’t score which is the case now with Liverpool.
"He had a lot of chances, from Manchester City to Milan, and he threw them all away."