Balotelli will score goals in the Premier League and Champions League, and he'll add another dimension to their attack, helping to fill the void left by Luis Suarez.
If we're talking longer-term, however, I can't see Balotelli staying the course. As long as everybody accepts that, there's much to be excited about.
The focus for Liverpool right now is their first season back in the Champions League. If Balotelli can make a difference there, he's worth the investment.
Based on my experience of signing for Liverpool as a player, here are five things Balotelli must get right to succeed at Anfield.