Done Deal: Liverpool sign Italian striker Mario Balotelli from Milan

Liverpool have confirmed the sensational signing of Italian striker Mario Balotelli from Serie A side AC Milan, the Premier League club announced on Twitter.

The 24-year-old has agreed on a three-year deal with the Merseyside outfit for a fee of £16 million, believed to be worth in the region of £80,000 a week, according to the Guardian.

The Italian superstar has won 33 caps for his nation, who scored 13 goals since making his debut in 2008.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: “When I first played three or four games with Inter Milan, when I was young, I had No 45 because the numbers for young players were from No 36 to No 50.”

‘I took No 45 because I was joking that four plus five is nine – and I scored in all four games.

‘It brings me luck and that’s why I’ve always kept No 45.’

The Ex-Manchester City forward has made a return to the English Premier League, who left the Etihad 17-months ago after notching 30 goals for the League champions in three seasons.

Balotelli becomes the Reds’ ninth signing of this season and will wear the No.45 shirt at Anfield.