Photos: Sterling, Balotelli all smiles in Liverpool training session

Liverpool train ahead of their Premier League trip to Southampton on Sunday afternoon

Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli looked to be in good spirits as Liverpool trained ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers’ men were put through their paces at the Merseyside club’s Melwood training base on Friday morning in the wake of Thursday night’s 1-0 win over Besiktas in the Europa League last-32 first leg.

Balotelli was on target for the Reds as he drilled home a second-half penalty to hand the Reds the advantage heading into the return leg in Turkey.

Also in action during Friday’s training session was starlet Jordan Ibe and striker Daniel Sturridge.

Liverpool head to St Mary’s looking for a victory to keep alive their hopes of Champions League qualification.

The Merseyside outfit are currently seventh in the Premier League table and four points behind fourth-placed Southampton.

Here are some of the best pictures from Friday morning’s training session at Melwood.

Gary Lineker
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Paul Merson
Paul Merson raves about 'phenomenal' Chelsea FC star Mason Mount
Michael Owen
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Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (Photo: Screen grab / Sky Sports)
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Gary Neville
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Gary Lineker
‘Classy’: Gary Lineker reacts to Kai Havertz’s display in Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace
Paul Merson
Paul Merson raves about 'phenomenal' Chelsea FC star Mason Mount
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Man United
Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane (Photo: Screen grab / Sky Sports)
‘Outstanding’: Roy Keane responds to Man United’s 3-1 win at Tottenham
Gary Neville
‘Absolutely unbelievable’: Gary Neville reacts to Man United goal against Tottenham
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
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