Friday August 29 2014
Rodgers: Balo has looked fantastic

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Mario Balotelli has ‘looked fantastic’ since joining.

The Italy international officially joined the Premier League side from Milan on Monday, and has since been training with his new teammates.

And the Coach has admitted that the controversial goalscorer has been anything but a problem.

“He is fine. He has settled in very well and has looked fantastic in training,” Rodgers told reporters.

“He is a good lad. The focus is very much on his football and he has done very well.

“He is engrossing himself into the club and the people, but more importantly into his football.

“I look forward to seeing that development over the coming years.”

The tactician then remarked on fans’ excitement about seeing Balotelli in the famous red shirt.

“This is not the Mario Balotelli show. He is a good player, a talented player. But he has got a lot of work to do here.

“We have a number of top-class players and the star of this team will always be the team.”

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