Italian international looks to swat up on Anfield history.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been studying the club’s history this week in a bid to help him become one of the greatest strikers in Anfield history, the Daily Star reports.
The 24-year-old netted his first goal for the club in the narrow victory over Ludogorets the Champions League on Tuesday, and he has been looking at ways he can make a more immediate impact by studying the impressive list of the club’s strikers.
“He’s a boy who has really looked into the history of the club and he understands the great strikers of the past,” boss Brendan Rodgers said.
“We have spoken about [Luis] Suarez and his time here. Remember he’s still young, he still wants to learn, he still needs to learn and that’s the beauty of it for me.
“When I spoke to him when I first met him he still had this keenness to want to learn and when you see his work against Ludogorets, he put his body on the line and he needs to do more of that.
“I think that will come when he gets fitter and getting into good positions will allow him to score goals. But he’s well in tune with the history, not only of the club, but of Liverpool.”