Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has heaped praise on the club’s new addition, Mario Balotelli, who joined the Reds from AC Milan towards the end of the transfer window for £16 million, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Italian international had spent two seasons with the Serie A side, who he supported as a child, before moving to Merseyside.
Balotelli scored his first goal for Liverpool on Tuesday night in the Champions League, the club’s first match in that competition since 2009. His opener sent Liverpool on their way to a 2-1 win against Bulgarian champions Ludogorets, although they required a Steven Gerrard penalty to seal the victory.
While many Liverpool fans have been excited by Balotelli’s display in that clash, another admirer is former Reds boss Houllier, who won a treble of cup competitions with the club while he was in charge.
Houllier said: “He’s a very good centre-forward.
“There’s not many class centre-forwards like him.
“If he settles well in Liverpool, he knows the Premier League obviously, he will be a tremendous asset for the club.”
Liverpool fans received more good news today, with Daniel Sturridge training again after his injury during international duty for England.