Photos: Sterling, Balotelli all smiles Liverpool training session

Liverpool train at Melwood ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final clash with Aston Villa at Wembley

Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli appeared to be enjoying themselves as Liverpool trained at Melwood ahead of their FA Cup semi-final clash with Aston Villa at Wembley.

Brendan Rodgers’ men were put through their paces at Melwood as the Reds prepare for their trip to Wembley to take on Tim Sherwood’s men.

Sterling looked to be in good spirits as the Reds completed their final preparations ahead of their clash with the Villains.

And Balotelli, who has been out of action due to injury and illness in recent weeks, appeared to be in high spirits ahead of Sunday’s game.

Also pictured in action was PFA player of the year nominee Philippe Coutinho.

The Reds head into Sunday’s clash after having moved to within four points of fourth-placed Manchester City thanks to their 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Anfield on Monday night.

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

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