The Reds are still looking to beef up their frontline after a move for Loic Remy broke down.

Balotelli, who is believed to be up for sale, is the sort of player that excites Rodgers.

"Balotelli has all the qualities [I like]," Rodgers said.

"He’s 6’3”, he’s quick, his touch is terrific, he can score goals and he’s still so young.