Date: 27th January 2012 at 2:42pm
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Man of the moment, Craig Bellamy could easily have been an Everton player. The Liverpool striker signed from Manchester City in the summer on a free transfer has revealed that back in 2005 he was so close to joining David Moyes at Everton.

Bellamy was speaking to the Liverpool magazine earlier in the season and he said that he flew to Liverpool to sign for Everton and meet with Moyes. But the deal did not go through because someone had been “in the manager’s ear”. Apparently a list of rules was produced by Everton which Bellamy was not happy about, thus the striker opted not to sign for Everton but rather join Blackburn.

Looking ahead to the clash against Manchester United on Saturday, Bellamy is going to be critical to the success of Liverpool. The question remains though if Bellamy will be 100% ready to go following his heroic performance against Manchester City which surely must have taken something out of the 32-year-olds tank.

Do you think Bellamy should start on Saturday or should we save him for the last 20 minutes?


14 responses to “Liverpool star: “I almost joined Everton””

  1. Yasin says:

    Start him, he’s better from the start.

  2. Willmott82 says:

    Not as easy as that Yasin, Bellamys knees are gone. He struggles to play two games in a week. Playing 3 games so close could put him out for a while. I dont think he will start vs utd.

  3. crazyhorse says:

    He should deffo start,no choice its not like we have got another forward is it?kenny should buy another forward in this
    window maybe this young lad from uraguay.

  4. micheal says:

    we start him cos we dont hav anyoda striker carrol is rubbish he spills our pattern eva he is on d pitch.go 4 d same selectn we use against mancity dey are d best

  5. frank says:

    Leave craig for the last 20 minutes. He will score within 5 minutes of playing.

  6. Philip says:

    I think we should play carroll from the start, give him chance, couse bellamy cant play the whole match, and if we play him from the beginning, carroll will enter the game in last 10-15-20 min, and that is not enough time for him. He is not “impact” player

    • carroll says:

      He’s not a player

      • Philip says:

        Don’t be so harsh, remember Lucas, when we bought him he was bad. I think Carroll will come good eventually.
        Have faith! 🙂

        • Robert Malin says:

          Our style of play doesn’t suit Carroll and on top of that Carroll lacks patience to wait for his time. When we were down to 1-2 against man city, camera pointed to Carroll and that irony smile says that if we had knocked out, he wud be of no concern coz he didn’t start that game. I cnt see a bright future for Carroll, it’s only a matter of time, maybe 1 or 2 more yrs, and he wil be sold. Carroll reminds me of Crouch. Crouchy scored some spectacular goals but his goalscoring form was like 8 goals in 30 games. Later, crouchy had better goalscoring form for portsmouth & spurs, which confirms that our style of play didn’t suit him. same thing for Carroll..

  7. Fadi chahin says:

    Start him. He earned it.. Carrol is practically useless..

  8. chinedu arua says:

    we nid to bring on bellamy in the 2nd half,let carrol start cos we dont have another striker,but kuyt shud enjoy 90 mins.up up lfc

  9. JD says:

    Bellamy should start, he scores when he starts plus he is the only striker who is in form ,kuyt is hard working but lacking goals this season.

  10. Ashfah Ngog says:

    Everton is a poor man’s MU. All the MU rejects go there.

    • john says:

      Typical nasty little comment irrelevant to the article, horrible thats why we are “bitter blues” bring on the Derby with our poor mans team v multi millionaires we will see!