Balotelli quotes Anfield legend as he embraces Liverpool's history

Mario Balotelli seems to be embracing the history of Liverpool football club.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli continues to improve his popularity with the club’s fans after publishing a quote from Reds legend Bill Shankly on Twitter.

The £16 million forward made his debut for the club at White Hart Lane before the international break, with Liverpool fans taking to him instantly with an outburst of chants about the Italian.

Balotelli’s move to Liverpool was criticised by fans of the club’s rivals due to the striker’s history of behavioural problems away from the pitch.

However, he’s made a good start to life at Anfield in that respect and appears to admire the club’s history by using a quote from one of the club’s greatest ever bosses.

The quote relates to the values Shankly expected during his time in charge of Liverpool and suggests that Balotelli is firmly focused on enjoying and maintaining the team spirit which has been evident at the club since Brendan Rodgers took over as manager.

It’s encouraging for Liverpool fans everywhere.

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