Photos: Jordon Ibe and Mario Balotelli among those in Liverpool training

Liverpool have been preparing for their upcoming match against Southampton.

Liverpool’s stars have been photographed taking part in training ahead of their Premier League match against Southampton this weekend.

The Reds quickly have to switch their attention from the Europa League to domestic matters, following their 1-0 win against Turkish side Besiktas on Thursday.

Liverpool are seventh in the table, three points outside the European qualifying places and four points outside the top four.

That shows just how far Brendan Rodgers’ side have come in 2015, surging up the table and maintaining a very real chance of qualifying for the Champions League again next season…although expect that particular chase to go right to the wire.

A number of players were snapped during Liverpool’s session on the training field, including £16million summer signing Mario Balotelli, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and the club's latest teenage sensation Jordon Ibe.

Liverpool have matches coming thick and fast but they have the squad to cope, with their young players proving to be adept at the challenges Rodgers will be hoping are commonplace in the years to come.

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