Reds boss trying to win over Serie A striker?
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may be appealing for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli to move to Anfield this summer after giving the Italian international some glowing praise, the Daily Mail reports.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, including both Liverpool and Arsenal at various points, and it could now be that he will become a top target for Rodgers’ side after a move for Queens Park Rangers’ Loic Remy fell through due to a failed medical.
Balotelli could be a top quality signing for the club as they look to replace Luis Suarez, who made the £75m move to Barcelona earlier in this transfer window, and Rodgers’ views on the controversial ex-Manchester City star suggest he is a big fan of his.
“Balotelli is a big talent,” Rodgers said. “I saw that in this time at Inter Milan as a young player and obviously going to Manchester City when we had a real close eye on him there.
“He’s got all the qualities. He’s 6ft 3ins, he’s quick, his touch is terrific and he can score goals.
“He went back to Italy to play and he’s still so young. If his focus is right, his concentration is right and he leads the lifestyle of a top player then he can play for any team in the world.”
As well as praising the San Siro forward, the Northern Irishman added that he is still on the lookout for new signings before the end of the summer.
“There is no point mentioning numbers or positions, we want to strengthen a couple of positions and if we can do that I’ll be really happy,” he added.