Photos: Mario Balotelli star of the show as Liverpool train ahead of derby
Photos: Mario Balotelli sports his new eye-catching haircut as Liverpool train ahead of Saturday's Merseyside derby
Mario Balotelli caught the eye with his new haircut as Liverpool trained ahead of the Merseyside derby on Saturday.
The Italy international was boasting his new trim as Brendan Rodgers’s geared up for their must-win encounter at Anfield.
Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat by West Ham United last weekend after a shock 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at home last Saturday.
The Reds did end their losing run after an unconvincing 14-13 penalty shootout victory over Middlesbrough in the League Cup on Tuesday.
And Rodgers is confident his Liverpool side gained vital confidence from the Capital One Cup victory.
“That positive experience will help us, but now we need to get ready as we have a massive game at the weekend and we need to get our league campaign underway,” Rodgers said.
Here is a selection of the best photos from Melwood on Thursday.