Date: 16th October 2014 at 2:41pm
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Mario Balotelli believes Steven Gerrard is as good as international teammate Andrea Pirlo, reports talkSPORT.

The Italian is considered one of the games great midfielders, but the Reds £16million summer signing believes his new captain is at the same level as the World Cup winner, despite admitting he hadn’t seen much of him prior to his move to Anfield.

“Gerrard is an amazing player,” Balotelli told Sport magazine. “I had really not seen much of him before this season, apart from for England, but wow. I think of him as being at the same level as Pirlo.

“Vision, technique, but he is powerful as well. Stevie can do anything. It’s going to be very difficult for the team to find another player like him in the future.”