Gerrard: Balotelli Can Be A Star At Liverpool
Speaking ahead of their clash with Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, believes new signing Mario Balotelli can become a star at the club.
Balotelli could be in line to make his debut for the Reds against Spurs after sealing a move from AC Milan.
And Gerrard believes the Italian striker has what it takes to become a hit at Anfield.
“The support is waiting to get behind him and push him and it’s all about whether he wants it or not. I believe he’s capable," Gerrard told Sky Sports News HQ.
“We know what type of character he is and that needs a bit of support, but he belongs to us now so it’s up to me, the players and the staff to look after him and make sure we give him a platform to perform.
“We’ve not had too much of his character yet – only a few minor changes in the dressing room, like the music changing and a few little alterations we’ve had to make. But we’re fine (with the way he is).
“I’m looking forward to seeing what reaction he gets from the Liverpool supporters because, for me, they’re the best in the world.”