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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.