Date:21st November 2011 at 10:15am
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When the team sheets were released before kickoff yesterday (Sunday) against Chelsea, I was surprised to see that Kenny Dalglish had opted to start with Maxi and Craig Bellamy as opposed to Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll. But Dalglish knew best and the players he started off with did very well for us in the first half.

Maxi grabbed the first goal for us after brilliant link up play by Bellamy and Suarez. Bellamy was a constant threat with his pace and intelligent play.

After the match, Dalglish revealed why he started with Maxi and Bellamy. Dalglish said: “It seemed like a good idea at the time.

“He likes London, Maxi – he likes the temperature here! He’s a really intelligent footballer, as is Craig Bellamy. The two of them really appreciate their profession, they know how to look after themselves. We know what we get from both the lads and you could see how good they are.

“We had a lot of really good players.”

Do you think that Maxi and Bellamy should be starting more games for us?