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Rodgers delivers verdict on Liverpool’s signing of Mario Balotelli



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Mario Balotelli
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the Reds have done a smart piece of business in signing Mario Balotelli from AC Milan.

The 24-year-old completed his switch to Anfield on Monday and he now becomes the Merseyside club’s ninth signing of the summer transfer window. The Italian international has already got Premier League experience under his belt with his former club Manchester City.

The former Swansea boss believes that Liverpool have the adequate facilities and infrastructure to bring the best out of Balotelli.

“This transfer represents outstanding value for the club and I think we have done a really smart piece of business here,” Rodgers told Liverpoolfc.com.

“There is no doubting Mario’s ability; he is a world-class talent and someone who, for such a young age, has vast experience of playing at the very highest level.”

“He has scored goals in the Barclays Premier League, in Italy, in the Champions League and for his country at international level.”

“I believe we have the infrastructure, culture and environment to get the best out of him and help him achieve his true potential. We are a strong group here, committed to hard work and he will benefit from being around it.”

“I am looking forward to working with him and helping him learn more, improve and progress as a player. I’m sure the supporters will make him feel very welcome,” the Reds manager said.