Photo: Mario Balotelli watching Liverpool from the stands, looking bored

Mario Balotelli did not make the bench once again for Liverpool, but was at Anfield last night.

Mario Balotelli's decision to join Liverpool currently looks as questionable as the one he made to wear the dangly earring he was seen with at Anfield last night.

The Italian striker remains out of favour at the club, and has not played since the FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa in April.

He was pictured watching on at Anfield last night as the Reds took on Bournemouth, but did not appear especially enthused as he watched on from the stands.

The Mirror reported 24 hours earlier that manager Brendan Rodgers has made it clear to the striker he should look for a move elsewhere, and has him training with the academy squad rather than the first team.

He scored only one Premier League goal for Liverpool last season, a figure matched by new signing Christian Benteke just 45 minutes into his home debut against Bournemouth, as he struck the game's opener.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch