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Jamie Carragher questions Mario Balotelli signing

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Club legend Jamie Carragher has spoken out about Mario Balotelli, as the Italy International looks almost certain to sign for Liverpool.

Balotelli, 24, has already had one spell in England with Manchester City, a spell that showed promise, and glimpses of magic, but mostly left City fans, and Premier league fans disappointed and frustrated. 

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"They definitely need a striker, there's no doubt about that," he told Sky Sports.

"At the moment they only have Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert - it looks like Fabio Borini is going to move on - and you need strikers. Would he be the final piece of the jigsaw? Would he make the starting XI if everyone was fit and firing? Who knows?

"At the moment Daniel Sturridge has got 36 goals in 50 games for Liverpool and at this moment he is the main man up front.

"Would Brendan then accommodate another striker, whoever that may be, like he did with Luis Suarez? He has lots of options now, Brendan Rodgers, and I don't think he will play the same team too often so they do need those options."

Speculation regarding Balotelli's future stepped up a notch, after the AC Milan striker said goodbye to his team-mates and staff.

"Today is my last day at Milan. I am going to Liverpool." The striker said.

Balotelli's representatives are currently in negotiations with Liverpool over a potential permanent move, a reported £16 million transfer fee has been agreed by the clubs, and Balotelli will now have to proceed with contract talks and a medical.

Liverpool will be eager to sign Balotelli in order to bolster their striking options for the upcoming season, after star-man Luis Suarez left for Barcelona.

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Luis Suarez
Mario Balotelli
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Daniel Sturridge
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