VIDEO: Balotelli scores 1st goal for Liverpool

4:41 PM

It wasn't pretty, but Mario Balotelli has his first goal as a Liverpool player.

Balotelli was forced to fight off two defenders when a cross was sent into the Ludogorets box before sending a side-footed shot past the keeper.

The goal also helped Liverpool avoid sharing a point with Champions League newcomers Ludogorets Razgrad as the Belgian side did well to keep them off the scoresheet until the 82nd minute at Anfield.

Ludogorets Razgrad surprisingly tied the match minutes later, but were ultimately undone by a penalty during stoppage time.

GOAL ! BALOTELLI 1 - 0 LIVERPOOL SE RÉVEILLE ENFIN !

Feature photo courtesy of Action Images/Jason Cairnduff