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Liverpool Hope To Sign Ideal Striker Back-Up For Nothing

Anfield boss hopes to land experienced attacker on a free transfer.

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Liverpool’s shock move to re-sign Craig Bellamy hinges on Manchester City letting him leave for nothing.

The Reds are interested in bringing Bellamy back to Anfield four years after selling him to West Ham with David Ngog poised to join Bolton.

Kenny Dalglish is keen to replace Frenchman Ngog and feels Bellamy could be a good option.

Roberto Mancini has made it clear that the Welshman will never play for him and City have been trying all summer to offload him.

Now Liverpool are willing to sign him either on loan or on a free transfer.

However they will not pay a fee for Bellamy on top of his £80,000-a-week wages and it remains to be seen if City will accept their proposal.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Kenny Dalglish may struggle to convince Roberto Mancini to allow Craig Bellamy to leave on a free, not least as Man City paid £14m for the Welsh international two and a half years ago. However the fact that the former Liverpool attacker has two years left to run on his deal at the club may well help to persuade the Italian to come to an agreement to take the player’s salary of the club’s books, not least as he is no longer part of the first team picture.

In many ways Craig Bellamy could be the perfect attacking back up, the hugely experienced 32 year old can still make an impact and his adaptability could be key if Liverpool experience injury or loss of form among their first choice starters.

Kenny Dalglish sees Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll as the club’s first choice strike pairing but doesn’t have a great deal in the way of cover. Yes Dirk Kuyt can be reverted back to the position he used to play in at Feyenoord but then the club loses a hard working right sided midfielder. David N’Gog has never proved himself and may well be on his way to Bolton, similarly youngster Daniel Pacheco is reportedly on his way to Atletico Madrid on a loan deal.

Bellamy can also play out wide and still has bags of pace and the ability to beat a man and deliver quality crosses and the Man City man can also make things happen and has that knack of producing something out of nothing. Clearly the one time Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United man is entering the tail end of his career but he would be a handy player to call upon when needed as opposed to being a first team regular.

Right now the Cardiff born front man would presumably take any move that gave him a slight chance of playing for a top six Premier League side over not even getting a place on the bench at the Etihad Stadium side.

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