Liverpool captain and England international, Steven Gerrard, is pleased to see Craig Bellamy return to his former club, and has also stated that he supports Raul Meireles’ move away from Anfield.
Gerrard says that he never wanted Bellamy to leave the club after spending one season with the club in 2006-07.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the midfielder noted: “I’m delighted that Craig is back – I didn’t want him to leave in the first place. That pace and the fiery character he’s got will help us in our push for success this season.”
He added: “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.”
The 31 year-old voiced his support for the Anfield executives in letting Raul Meireles leave, stating: “I don’t think Raul had been too happy because he wanted more game time, but the players who have been playing before him have been doing really well.”
Gerrard went to say: “He put in a transfer request and I’m sure Kenny and Damien (Comolli) thought if he’s going to be unhappy and doesn’t want to be here then it was better to move him on.”