PHOTOS: Mario Balotelli all smiles during Liverpool training

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was having fun during Thursday’s training session.

Mario Balotelli may have scored against Swansea City at Anfield in the League Cup fourth-round tie on Tuesday, but there can be escaping the fact that he is struggling at the moment.

The £16 million summer signing from Liverpool has yet to find the target in the Premier League for the Reds and has been disappointing in his overall game.

There have been suggestions that Reds manager Brendan Rodgers could be willing to sell the 24-year-old Italy international striker either in the January transfer market or next summer.

Some football observers have even claimed that some of the Liverpool players are not happy with Balotelli’s attitude.

However, all that speculation should be put on hold as Balotelli seems to have quite a good relationship with his teammates.

Balotelli appeared to be having fund with his Liverpool teammates during Thursday’s training session, as the following pictures show.

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