Liverpool legend John Aldridge is convinced Mario Balotelli can become a fans' favourite.

The former Manchester City and AC Milan striker became the latest new arrival at Liverpool this week.

"He provides another option and we've got a lot of games this season, so Brendan has plenty of options now," Aldridge told

"The manager will have a plan. It could be Balotelli going through the middle with Daniel playing off him or out wide, as he did to great effect last season.

"He could be phenomenal and he's the type of player who will be endearing to the fans. He could be iconic."

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