Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool is not the Mario Balotelli show

Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli watched Liverpool's 3-1 defeat at Manchester City on Monday from the stands

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club's harmony will not be affected by Mario Balotelli's arrival.

The controversial striker, 24, joined from AC Milan last week for £16m and has looked "fantastic" in training, according to his new boss.

But Rodgers was adamant the Italian's place in the side is not guaranteed.

"This is not the Mario Balotelli show," he insisted. "He has a lot of work to do and the star of this team will always be the team."

Former Manchester City striker Balotelli will come into consideration for the match at Tottenham on Sunday with winger Adam Lallana (knee) available for his debut and left-back Albert Moreno (thigh) also set to be involved.

Adam Lallana and Mario Balotelli
Adam Lallana and Balotelli are expected to be in the Liverpool squad on Sunday

"Mario is fine," said Rodgers. "He has settled down very well and looked fantastic in training. He is a good lad. He has done very well.

"Adam will be in the squad, for sure. He has looked fantastic in training. Of course he is well short of match fitness but in training for the last couple of weeks he has been exceptional."

"Moreno is recovering well but Glen Johnson is probably the one that will struggle to make the Spurs game."

Meanwhile, Rodgers has revealed there are likely to be more outgoings than incomings in the final days of the window, with Daniel Agger and Lucas Leiva among those who could be on their way out of Anfield.

"There are offers in for players to go," he added.

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