Date: 1st November 2011 at 10:00pm
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The masters of purchasing overpriced players were up to their usual tricks again this summer, however one deal stood out to me that could be the bargain of the season in the Premier League.

Craig Bellamy had a tough time at Manchester City since his move from West Ham in January 2009, and spent the whole of last season on loan at his home-town club Cardiff City, where he impressed as captain and wanted to stay in Wales for another campaign.

A deal could not be done between the two clubs and after much speculation a decision was made to release the pacey winger as a free agent on the final day of the transfer window to allow him to find a new club. With a player of Bellamy’s quality it did not take long and he signed a two-year deal at Liverpool on the same day.

After a fairly unsuccessful spell at Anfield in 2006, the Welsh international had rarely spent more than one year at a club, finding himself on the move from no less than eight clubs in his career since he began life at Norwich. The reputation of a disruptive influence in the dressing room followed him around but his talent has never been in question and the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Stoke were after his signature before his return to Liverpool on deadline day.

The signing for the Reds fell slightly under the radar due to their big spending in July and August that saw Stewart Downing arrive for £20million, Jordan Henderson came in from Sunderland for over £16million, Charlie Adam’s arrival from relegated Blackpool for £9million, Jose Enrique’s late deal from Newcastle for £6million and Sebastian Coates move from Nacional for another £8million.

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26 responses to “How did Liverpool manage to make this signing?”

  1. Jrncusa says:

    This writer is an idiot. Hmmm who was the better signing,.enrique or bellamy? Get a clue. And I for one think all the andy haters are going to eat their words soon enough.

    • Rob says:

      @JRNCUSA: Where football is concerned, do not expect too much from a donkey who goes by the name Andy Carroll.

    • Joe says:

      The writer clearly states “Signing of the season? Perhaps not” in his last paragraph. Maybe you should learn how to read before running your mouth.

  2. Word says:

    I agree. Overrated Henderson, Downing and Carroll? Henderson’s super pass to Suarez against Stoke. Downing is hitting the post and will be scoring goals and his crosses are where they should be, just no one is on the mark just yet. Carroll two good games in a row. Bellamy is pushing these players and these players are responding to the competition. Competition for places is getting us better and better.

    • Rob says:

      @WORD: With mules like Henderson and Downing supporting the donkey, you cannot expect too much.

      • Bjorn says:

        Rob is the only donkey I spotted right away, I have seen the new signings improve, all of them, som starte good, some poorly, but improving all, Rob is the only one who shows no signs of improvement, one very lost cause from what I can see.

    • Sunny WONG says:

      I agree that Henderson, Downing and Carrol are really overrated means that the price tags for them are too high. But Carrol and Downing are still valuable for Liverpool. Henderson is really a rubbish for the team. Anyone thought his pass was good was really a fool of football?

    • Rick says:

      SPOT ON

  3. adrian says:

    this site seems to me like anti livrpool

    • Rob says:

      @ ADRIAN: Nay. This is a site that does not support so-called footballers who are nothing but mediocre at best… which probably explains why Liverpool for over 2 decades have not won a single Premiership title. That’s understandable when the Liverpool team have a stable full of donkey (Carroll), mules (Henderson, Downing) and jackasses (Lucas, Carragher).

      • Mark says:

        @ROB you have no idea what your saying…pls go watch a few liverpool matches and then talk..

      • Varun says:

        Calling last year’s player of season and one of our best defender’s ever a jackass? You sure you are not an evertonian or a manc?

      • Rick says:

        Rob, You’re a donkey. You’re describing all the newcomers, Who need love & support after only ten games, as the main responsibles of Liverpool’s decline but The Club got through 10 yrs of french – spanish reign, with the likes of Morientes, Nunez, Gonzalez, Josemi, Pellegrino, Arbeloa, Kromkamp, Kamara, Cheyrou, Vignal, Le Tallec, Sinama, Diao, Song ecc ecc ecc Who failed to deliver something to the Club & Fans. You’re a truly deserved idiot.

  4. Ashfah says:

    Over-priced players are the work of unscrupulous agents who in return put pressure on the respective players of their new club expectations. High price tags equals to high expectations.

  5. ROB says:

    Rob is a dick

  6. shark says:

    I love all our latest signings. Although not equally. Just not sure about Coates. I think he might be a flop if he does’nt improve on his defending.

    • strebby says:

      if he doesnt improve on his defending? and you’re basing this one 1 single game? i despair i really do….

  7. Rick says:

    “The masters of purchasing overpriced players were up to their usual tricks again this summer”: the same old deluded & pessimistic attitude. The doomsday’s agenda is always in mode on. The doom & gloom’s factory never sleeps. looks like an Anti – Liverpool website. FACT.

  8. Willmott82 says:

    Im sure most of the people who post on here are just trolls and fans of other clubs. I really hope they are otherwise Liverpool really does have some clueless fans .

  9. Ovie Olori says:

    Andy Carroll and Henderson are the best of a bad bunch, their combined worth should not be more that 15M.
    Downing has not been good enough and and Lucas and Carragher should be dropped, Dalglish is an 80’s manager. Period.

    • Rick says:

      Fuck off and support Everton or City, if You dislike The Manager and The Players. If You need a well rich Club & instant success Etihad Stadium is the right place for You.

    • ant says:

      fuck off you fucking little disgrace you deserve a punch in the fucking balls you twat go and follow man city you little wanker better still why not barcalona they have messi xavi villa iniesta alves pique mascherano fabregas sanchez alcancantra all the players you would love you glory hunting bastard oh and rob you can fuck off aswell you cock sucking motherfucker

    • onbeyondzebra says:

      Ok…everyone has to calm down a bit. LFC went through a bad period and is clearly improving. Knobends like Rob (et al.) can’t cope with this fact. Let’s see, we’ve beaten Everton, Man C. and Arsenal the last time we played them and seriously outplayed Man U the last two matches. Don’t you think these twats (who incidentally can’t speak or write in English) support one of these teams are just spouting their angst. I think true Liverpool fans have to stop assuming that everyone posting is a true supporter. From what I see, Andy C. is looking better and Hendo has been really vibrant in the last few matches. Pretty impressed with his maturity and skill, considering he’s only 21.

  10. badnews says:

    it already said. so the only thing
    im looking forward is jan when
    we buy 4 world class players to
    get us to cl spot coz at the moment ,
    totally being honest our new
    signings wont get us there.
    arsenal and spurs are looking
    good not to mention the latter
    has a game in hand. a right winger.
    johnson, griezman, marko marin.
    an attacking midfielder.
    erikssen/ramirez/ hamsik.
    a defensive midfielder. m villa/ siccoko. a striker. damiao/ lavezzi.
    or we can just throw in
    morgan, sterling,coady and suso.
    we can be patient with the four! lads
    and not expect too much in the first
    year. morgan is scoring for reserves like
    its a hobby. get him into the first team quickly to finish of the chances b4 we lose more points.

  11. Charlie says:

    is everyone posting on this site illiterate? My one year old nephew has strung more coherent sentences together than half of you lot!!!