Friends Of Liverpool

Craig Bellamy looks to be returning to Liverpool from Man City on a free-transfer.

The talented Welsh striker, now aged 32, is reported across the media in saying that returning to Liverpool again as “A dream come true.”

The only stumbling block appears to be his remaining one year’s contract at Man City where his incredible £95,000 a week wages need to be paid by one or other of the clubs concerned.

It appears unlikely that Liverpool have the ability to stump-up the £4.5 million needed to release the wily Welshman from his contract.

Instead, David Comolli and Liverpool are negotiating with the Eastlanders for a mutualy agreeable conclusion to a deal whereby Bellamy can join Liverpool on a free-transfer with clauses built into the deal, should it happen.

Signed by Rafa Benitez in 2005/06, Bellamy made a big impression both on and off the pitch.

I would love to see him back at our club as, apart from Louis Suarez, we have no real pace upfront and Bellamy gives you that in spades as well as his tireless running, unselfish passing and infectious enthusiasm.

I would love to see him back at Anfield.