Suarez goalless on Anfield return, but Balotelli nets stunner

Mario Balotelli crashed home a 25-yard screamer as Liverpool hosted a charity match, Luis Suarez making his Anfield return in the fixture.

Luis Suarez was unable to get among the goals as he returned to Liverpool in a charity match pitting a Steven Gerrard XI against a side led by Jamie Carragher.

Mario Balotelli crashed a 25-yard stunner home before Didier Drogba rounded Brad Jones to put Carragher's side 2-0 up.

However, Gerrard netted from the spot in either half to secure a 2-2 draw.

Suarez was not the only former Anfield favourite to return, with Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina and Xabi Alonso all turning out.

Liverpool fans among the sell-out Anfield crowd will have been pleased to see Jon Flanagan and Lucas Leiva get run-outs as they return to fitness.