Daniel Sturridge is about to return to fitness, and Mario Balotelli's injury is not as bad as first feared, so here's what options they can give Liverpool when both fit.
Any hope of the Italian partnering Daniel Sturridge against Crystal Palace is looking doubtful.
The Italian striker was on international duty with Italy.
All the latest news, views and transfer rumours from Anfield, including praise for Marco Reus and Alberto Moreno’s pledge…
Jamie Carragher believes that Danny Welbeck has a much bigger impact for his country than Liverpool talisman Daniel Sturridge
Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert have yet to find the net in the Premier League this season as they have struggled with Daniel Sturridge sidelined.
There seems to have been an element of Daniel Sturridge's return will mean that Liverpool's season will transform - with that comes a huge degree of pressure.
The Reds star has confirmed he is back out on the training pitches at Melwood, and that things are going well.
Raheem Sterling says the return of Daniel Sturridge will offer 'a massive boost' to Liverpool's Premier League campaign.
The Reds striker watched from the stands but wouldn't have liked what he was seeing against his former side.