Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli after scoring his side’s equaliser to make it 1-1 during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match at Anfield, Liverpool. Photograph: PA

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 Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (right ) is congratulated by Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson (left), who scored the winner,  after his opener against West Bromwich Albion at  Anfield. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

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Mario Balotelli: “I think he now feels that it is time to show the type of player he is.” Photograph: John Walton/PA wire.

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Steven Gerrard celebrates with tea-mate Raheem Sterling after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot against  West Ham United. Photograph:Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Liverpool’s Lucas leaves the pitch after he was injured during the  match against Aston Villa. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

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Liverpool’s Luis Suarez reacts after a missed opportunity  against Aston Villa. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

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Leiva Lucas and   Oscar get into a scrape late in the game at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet fails to stop a shot from Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City (right) during the Premier League game  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

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