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Mario Balotelli says he is looking forward to first Anfield appearance for Liverpool...but he'll have to wait 10 days

Striker has painful memories at the ground he will hope to erase

Jon Flanagan during Liverpool pre-season

Jon Flanagan 'hopes to get a chance' following influx of players at Liverpool

The defender is set to return from injury

Liverpool's big summer signing Adam Lallana

Liverpool completed transfer: A profile of the new arrivals, including Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Mario Balotelli

A look at the players who have arrived at Anfield this summer and those who have departed

Transfer news: The best Premier League transfer of the summer

The Independent takes a look at the best buys of the summer after the transfer window came to a dramatic end

The 10 biggest deals that DIDN'T happen: Arturo Vidal, Edinson Cavani and Sami Khedira stay put

A look at the biggest rumours that failed to come to light

Fabio Borini (L) and Lucas Leiva of Liverpool laughing during a training session

Fabio Borini: Liverpool striker says 'I'm VERY happy with myself' after transfer fails to materialise

The Italian striker was strongly linked with Sunderland and QPR

Transfer round-up: Complete club-by-club guide to the 2014 transfer window as Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa head £835m influx

Premier League clubs smashed the previous record for money spent in a single transfer window with Manchester United leading the way

Sebastian Coates in action for Uruguay

Sebastian Coates joins Sunderland: Defender joins the Black Cats on season-long loan from Liverpool

Uruguayan joins up his compatriot Gus Poyet

Fabio Borini whilst on loan at Sunderland last season

Fabio Borini latest: QPR and Sunderland in battle for Liverpool striker

The Italian is expected to move for a fee in the region of £10m

Luis Suarez together with Steven Gerrard

Luis Suarez returns to Liverpool on transfer deadline day - but only to say goodbye to Steven Gerrard and co

The Barcelona striker made an 'emotional' return to Merseysiders

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Premier League: Transfers, predictions and key information – your essential guide to the new season

Jack Pitt-Brooke and James Mariner run through all 20 clubs

Victor Valdes has played over 500 games for Barcelona

Victor Valdes to Liverpool: Former Barcelona goalkeeper linked with free transfer

Out of contract Spaniard is available on a free

Ricky Gervais and Raheem Sterling

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers tips England trio to flourish - even though he compares Raheem Sterling to Ricky Gervais

Reds manager was in good spirits after his side's 3-0 win over Spurs but it could have been more had Sterling and Mario Balotelli converted their chances

Mario Balotelli's Liverpool debut lasted 60 minutes
Mario Balotelli has an early header on goal during his Liverpool debut against Tottenham

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