Liverpool fans and media react to Mario Balotelli signing

Mario Balotelli has completed his £16 million move from AC Milan to Liverpool, becoming the ninth signing of the summer for The Reds.


The 24-year-old isn’t able to play against his former club Manchester City tonight, but will be in line to make his debut at Tottenham on Sunday. He trained alongside the LFC fitness coach on Monday at Melwood.

Balotelli’s signing that has somewhat divided opinion – some worried about his attitude and character, especially off the pitch, while others preferring to focus on the potential of a player who is still young and could mature into a world class player.

Clearly Balotelli’s signing is blockbuster viewing, making headlines even across the Atlantic:

Brendan Rodgers has acquired the forward he wanted; one capable of playing alongside Daniel Sturridge, but also being able to replace the Englishman as required during a busy season due to the added Champions League return.

The media and supporters had much to say on Balotelli’s move to Anfield when news broke last week and now that it’s been confirmed there’s plenty to discuss. Here are some reactions from fans, media and ex-players.


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