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PHOTO: Mario Balotelli trains with Liverpool ahead of $26 million move

Aug 25, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT

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On Monday morning pictures have emerged of Mario Balotelli in full Liverpool training kit, being put through his paces by the Reds’ coaching staff at their Melwood training center.

Mario is keen to impress and although his signing has not yet been officially announced, it seems as though it will be confirmed sometime on Monday.

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Balotelli, 24, is expected to complete his $26 million move to Liverpool on Monday before the Reds head to the Etihad Stadium to face reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

Below are some selected snaps from Balotelli’s first training session with Liverpool, as the Italian forward is expected to watch his new team play his former team, Man City, from the stands on Monday night.

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