Liverpool have been training on Monday ahead of their clash against Middlesbrough in the third round of the League Cup.
The Reds will host the Championship club at Anfield looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to West Ham United away from home in the Premier League on Saturday.
It was Brendan Rodgers’s side's second successive loss in the league, and sandwiched between those results was a narrow and rather unconvincing 2-1 home victory over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, though seems to be in good spirits and is looking forward to getting back to action on Saturday.
The 19-year-old England international posted the following photo on Instagram along with the message: ‘Game day tomoz’.
Signing from AC Milan for a reported transfer fee of £16 million in the summer, Balotelli has yet to really burst into life at Anfield despite scoring against Ludogorets last week.
Meanwhile, Lambert, who joined the Merseyside outfit from Southampton for £4m, has yet to find for the target for the Reds.