PHOTO: Mario Balotelli snapped training with Liverpool for the first time

Mario Balotelli has been pictured in Liverpool colours for the first time.

Controversial striker Mario Balotelli has been pictured taking part in a training session with the club.

The attacker is set to seal a switch from AC Milan over the coming hours, although will be ineligible to feature against Manchester City tonight.

Balotelli's transfer is thought to be costing Liverpool in the region of £16 million, a potential bargain fee for a striker of his immense talent.

At 24, Liverpool will be the fourth club of his career, having played for both Inter Milan, AC Milan and Manchester City.

He is a player known for his fireworks on and off the field, and Liverpool will certainly hope his arrival can inspire the squad to a victory over the side who pipped them to the league title last season tonight.

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