Steven Gerrard delighted at Bellamy return
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has welcomed Craig Bellamy's return to Anfield.
Bellamy, 32, re-signed for Liverpool from Manchester City on transfer deadline day last week having left the Reds for West Ham in 2007 for £7.5 million.
The Wales international scored seven Premier League goals in 27 matches during his first stint at Anfield, and Gerrard is tipping Bellamy to prove a valuable addition for the club this season.
"I'm delighted that Craig is back - I didn't want him to leave in the first place," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo. "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. 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."
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