Mario Balotelli's arrival at Anfield was confirmed by Liverpool football club earlier today, Monday, after the Italian successfully transferred from AC Milan for an undisclosed fee believed to be £16.5 million.
The 24-year-old is delighted to have returned to the Premier League, after a previous stint at Manchester City, and claimed that English football is "generally better… it's beautiful."
He told the club's official website: "I'm happy to be back because I left England and it was a mistake. I wanted to go to Italy but I realised it was a mistake.
"Liverpool are one of the best teams here in England. The football is very good here. It's a great team with young players, and that's why I came here."
Liverpool fans were ecstatic over the eccentric superstar's arrival and even proclaimed the Daniel Sturridge - Balotelli partnership as "the best strikeforce in the league."
Here are a selection of fan comments…
I am happy to see mario balotelli signs for liverpool. He is a world class talent, cant wait to see him play! #YNWA— Aqil Amani (@AqilAmani) August 25, 2014
Suarez is twice the player Balotelli is now, however give the guy a couple of years at Liverpool, he will be better #YNWA— Miran (@MrShuleta) August 25, 2014
Balotelli to liverpool for 16 million pounds. What a bargain, this is the best news I've heard after signing suarez #YNWA— Syand Emmanuel Moloi (@Dutch_vader) August 21, 2014