Many Liverpool FC supporters were surprised when the club’s only deadline day signing saw Craig Bellamy return to Anfield for a second stint, with the 32-year-old having spent last season on loan at Cardiff City.
However, perhaps Bellamy will add something extra to the Liverpool attack and captain Steven Gerrard is definitely in favour of the player’s return, with the midfielder claiming that he didn’t want the Welshman to leave in 2007.
“I’m delighted that Craig is back – I didn’t want him to leave in the first place,” Gerrard said. “That pace and the fiery character he’s got will help us in our push for success this season. When he was here before he was popular and one of the hardest working in training. He was always in the gym getting himself in good shape.
“What people need to realise is that Craig is a top professional. He works really hard day in, day out. He’s very knowledgeable about the game and I know even though he’s slightly older than me he will still want to learn and do well here. I’m sure he will be desperate to play for Kenny [Dalglish]. He will have watched Liverpool from the outside like me in recent months and seen a lot of positive things. He will be excited to come back and we’re glad to have him back.”