Balotelli, who quickly removed the picture and later apologised, has also been ordered to attend an educational programme.
Sterling, who wasted chances in the 3-0 defeat against Man Utd, looked a sharp-eyed goal-getter on Wednesday night.
United goalkeeper David Gea producing a string of brilliant saves to deny Liverpool any chance to score.
Last season was about United’s decline and Liverpool’s rise; Now the opposite is true
Things have changed a lot when Manchester United and Liverpool last met in the Premier League.
Gerrard isn’t as influential as he used to be, but he still has a very strong presence on the pitch.
Liverpool’s Champions League challenge ended in a 1-1 draw against FC Basel, who booked their spot in the last 16.
Basel manager Sousa, told reporters that his side hold a slight advantage over Liverpool.
Balotelli will be investigated by the Football Association (FA), according to British media reports.
Both Liverpool and Ludogorets are at the bottom of Group B with three points each.
Liverpool must gather itself if it wants to prolong its first Champions League campaign in five years.
Liverpool suffered their third consecutive Premier League defeat on Sunday at the hands of Crystal Palace.
Brendan Rodgers celebrates his 100th match as Reds manager with a comfortable win against Tottenham.
Pellegrini was keen to emphasise the whole team effort against a side that beat them 3-2 in April.
The Italy international has all the natural attributes you could wish for in a centre forward.