Date: 22nd September 2011 at 8:00pm
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Craig Bellamy started for Liverpool last night against Brighton in the Carling Cup and it was a joy to see him again in the red shirt and causing problems for the defenders. Bellamy scored the first goal for Liverpool in our 2-1 win and went on to scare the Brighton defence for the rest of the game with his pace and intelligent runs.

I think Bellamy could be the bargain buy of the season. He looks hungry and full on energy which is a good combination. Seeing him alongside Kuyt and Suarez, two other players who work extra hard, gave me the confidence to believe that King Kenny should start with this front three on more occasions.

After the match, Dalglish spoke about how happy he is to have Bellamy at Liverpool and that the striker left Liverpool with unfinished business the first time he was with us and now he wants to make up for it on his return.

Dalglish told his pre-match press conference: “We knew what we were getting when Craig came in. We’ve said many times before what Craig brings to this football club.

“He had a year out last year when he played at Cardiff rather than in the Barclays Premier League and I think we are getting the benefit of that because he has got a hunger to come in and impress.

“He’s got a desire because maybe he went away with a wee bit of unfinished business the last time he left here. So he’s got a desire to relight that and we’ll get the benefit of it.

“He’ll make a contribution to the football club over the length of his contract and hopefully last night was just the beginning for him.

“He loves playing football and is really enthusiastic. He wants to do well and we’ll help him to do that all that we can.”