Anfield return for Stamford Bridge and Etihad Stadium men?
There is growing speculation that Liverpool could be about to welcome two former players back to Anfield. Kenny Dalglish is reportedly in advanced talks to bring Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun and Man City attacker Craig Bellamy to the club before the transfer window slams shut.
The agent of Israeli international captain has confirmed that the 30 year old attacking midfielder has had talks with Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal but that a move back to his former Merseyside stamping ground was the most likely to come to fruition. The Chelsea man has repeatedly stated his disappointment at leaving the club for Stamford Bridge last summer and now it seems he may well be on his way back after being deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Andre Villas-Boas.
Another player certain to leave his current club is Man City attacker Craig Bellamy who has been informed by Roberto Mancini that he won’t play again for the Etihad Stadium side. A number of club’s are reportedly interested in the 32 year old and there are reports suggesting that Liverpool may have agreed to take the Welshman in on a season long loan deal.
Dalglish is keen to beef up his attacking options and given that after the first choice strike pairing of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll the only quality back up is Dirk Kuyt, a move to bring in the experienced former Newcastle United, West Ham and Blackburn Rovers man would be a wise one, not least as it appears that David N’Gog is set to leave Liverpool for Bolton.
Whilst Liverpool have spent large sums this summer and brought in a number of big money additions this pair would cost relatively little and would help add strength in depth. With Joe Cole being farmed out to Lille and Christian Poulsen set to also move to France, there would be added space for this pair.