Reported Liverpool target has an interesting hero ... Mario Balotelli

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Aleksandar Mitrovic is known for being Serbia's Mario Balotelli.

This summer has seen Liverpool linked with a move for Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

In August it was reported that the club were looking into bringing him to the club to play alongside Lazar Markovic.

The 20-year-old striker has been in top form since joining the Belgian side in 2013 - amid interest from Arsenal in 2013.

There is certainly a good reason why Liverpool are keen on his services. Mitrovic has scored a sensational 24 goals in 53 games for the club, which at his age is no mean feat.

The Serbian international is therefore the type of player anyone would like to have on their books, so it is no wonder that Liverpool will be keeping tabs on him.

And interestingly enough he has a footballing idol who is already at Liverpool.

Mitrovic is a massive fan of the Italian striker Mario Balotelli.

Liverpool snapped up Balotelli from AC Milan this summer for a fee in the region of £16 million. The controversial striker arrived with a weight of expectation, both good and bad, on his shoulders - but Mitrovic is a fan despite his drawbacks.

The striker wears the number 45 at Anderlecht, like Balotelli, and even had a haircut just like his until recently.

The Belgian based Serbian is also following in his footsteps for all the wrong reasons.

Mitrovic makes headlines off the pitch as well as on it and his often sparky attitude on the pitch also a cause for concern.

As much as Liverpool reportedly want him, could they really deal with two Balotelli's on the training ground.

Not even Brendan Rodgers' famed man-management could handle that.

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