Photo: Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli spotted at the Etihad celebrating Manchester City win

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli saw Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Chelsea.

As published by Manchester City’s official Twitter account, Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli was in attendance to watch his former side comprehensively defeat title rivals Chelsea 3-0.

The Italian international striker spent two and half years on City’s books, helping the club to an FA Cup triumph in 2011 before winning the Premier League title 12 months later.

He evidently struck up a relationship with a number of players still at the Etihad Stadium, such as skipper Vincent Kompany, but his time was cut short as he left for Milan at the start of 2013.

It wasn’t long until the controversial striker returned to the Premier League, yet so far Balotelli’s stay with Liverpool has been nothing short of disastrous for both parties.

The 25-year-old scored just four goals in 28 appearances in all competitions last season for the Reds, and his future has been widely speculated this summer with an Anfield exit mooted.

Yet, with seemingly no takers, the Reds are stuck with Balotelli with his services deemed surplus to requirements following the summer signings of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino.

As Brendan Rodgers' men gear up to take on Bournemouth at Anfield, shouldn’t Balotelli be preparing for the game on Merseyside rather than at the Etihad Stadium cheering on his former teammates?

His presence would suggest he’s not set to feature at all for the Reds tomorrow, though considering his poor form last season, many supporters at Anfield may not see that as a bad thing.

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