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Liverpool chief delighted with Bellamy arrival

Liverpool chief delighted with Bellamy arrival

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Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli shared his thoughts on the arrival of Craig Bellamy; and revealed the striker was a long term target.

Bellamy completed a sensational £1.5m transfer deadline day move from Man City to Liverpool, leaving many fans surprised that the Welshman would return to Anfield.

Comolli revealed: "Craig is someone we targeted a long time ago as you can imagine. He's not a discovery for anybody, we know the quality of the player.

"It was a question of timing and once a fee was agreed with Bolton we spoke to Craig straightaway because we knew he had an agreement with Manchester City that he could leave the club.

"Both for Kenny and I it was a no-brainer and Kenny had a long conversation with Craig on Wednesday morning and we organised for him to come here.

"I think everyone knows how good a player he is. He has pace, he's a good finisher, he works hard and the timing of his runs is second to none.

"His work-rate is really good and what we really liked is the fact he is so versatile. He can play wide, he can play up front, he can play off the target man, so he is an ideal complement to the squad we have built during the summer."