Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club are not planning to bring in former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli to Anfield. Liverpool recently came up against AC Milan in a pre-season friendly match. Ahead of the match, Rodgers praised Balotelli by saying that he is one of the most complete strikers he has seen in recent times. The 23-year-old has been subjected to a lot of transfer rumours in the last few months. Arsenal were especially rumoured to be interested in his services, but Arsene Wenger recently ruled out a move.
Liverpool are in the market for a new striker after losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona. Transfer fee is unlikely to be a problem for the Premier league club that finished second last season. They have £ 75 million in the bank earned through the sale of Suarez. This is in addition to the £ 60 million that has already been invested in the squad by owner John Henry. Even though they have recently brought in Ricki Lambert from Southampton, the England international is widely seen as a player for the last 10 minutes rather than a regular starter.
Currently, Daniel Sturridge is the only top striker at Liverpool. This is not good for the club as they head into the season looking to win four trophies.
“I can categorically tell you Mario Balotelli will not be at Liverpool. In my last press conference I was asked a question about Mario Balotelli and I talked about what a talent he was and what an excellent player he was. And the next day it was wrote as if we were signing him. I just gave my perception of him as a player. It shouldn’t be transmitted into us signing the player,” said the Liverpool manager, who has confirmed that Liverpool’s spending is not over yet.