His absence has been keenly felt as the Merseysiders have struggled for goals and consistency.
Balotelli, who quickly removed the picture and later apologised, has also been ordered to attend an educational programme.
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.
In Group of Death’s marquee clash, Mario Balotelli soars above the rest, nods Italy home.
Because it is fun to laugh while you cheer.
Balotelli was born in Sicily to Ghanaian immigrants and brought up by an Italian foster family.
AC Milan has won only five of 19 matches this season.
Arsenal are top of Group F but level on points with Napoli,who overcame Olympique Marseille.
Allegri added that referees were becoming reluctant to give free kicks to Balotelli because of his attitude.
Balotelli missed first penalty of his career after Britos,Higuain scored early in each half for visitors.
Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon sent Napoli top of Serie A after they beat Atalanta 2-0
The Netherlands and Italy became the first European teams to book places at next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
The Dutch sealed their place after a Robin van Persie double gave them a 2-0 win in Andorra.
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