Gerrard reveals how Balotelli has changed the Liverpool dressing room

Steven Gerrard takes a question during a pregame press conference

The Reds captain has discussed the subtle changes since the £16 million signing's arrival at Anfield.

Steven Gerrard says Mario Balotelli has settled in well at Liverpool.

The 34-year-old admits the club will have to look after the Italian, who recently joined the Reds for a £16 million fee, but says they have not yet seen too much of his 'character.'

Balotelli has, however, already changed the dressing room in a few 'minor' ways, according to Gerrard, such as playing a different type of music to most of the current Liverpool players!

“We know what type of character he is and that needs a bit of support but he belongs to us now so it’s up to me, the players and the staff to look after him and make sure we give him a platform to perform," Gerrard told Sky Sports News.

“We’ve not had too much of his character yet – only a few minor changes in the dressing room, like the music changing and a few little alterations we’ve had to make. But we’re fine [with the way he is].

“I’m looking forward to seeing what reaction he gets from the Liverpool supporters because, for me, they’re the best in the world.”

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Balotelli could be in line to start for Liverpool at Tottenham on Sunday, having not been registered in time to feature during the Reds' 3-1 defeat at Manchester City on Monday.

Brendan Rodgers' side won their Premier League opener against Southampton, meaning they have amassed three points from their opening two games.

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