Liverpool reveal Mario Balotelli's squad number after deal confirmed

Balotelli Milan back

Mario Balotelli will wear the number 45 shirt at Liverpool.

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Mario Balotelli, and handed him his shirt number of choice.

Balotelli has worn the number 45 shirt at Inter Milan, Manchester City and AC Milan, and will continue to do so at Liverpool.

Prior to Balotelli's arrival, the shirt had been assigned to England youth international midfielder Adam Phillips.

Earlier this year the Italian international revealed the simple reason he wears the shirt number.

"The number 45? When I made my debut in Serie A, I had 45 and it brought me luck. For this, I kept it."

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