Bellamy staying at Liverpool says Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has ruled out the sale of Craig Bellamy, making it clear that he wants the Welshman to be apart of his plans next season.

Reported by Sky Sports, Rodgers has expressed his admiration for the 32-year-old and explains that they had a talk about the striker’s role in the Liverpool team next year He said:

“I had a really positive chat with Craig on Monday. It was good to meet him and get his side of the Liverpool story. He’s a big supporter of this club – he loves the club,” adding: “I like his intensity, his work-rate and his passion so I would love him here. He’s a player. It would take a really special and unique opportunity for Craig to walk out of Liverpool and for us to go our separate ways.”

Bellamy is in his second spell at Anfield, the first not bringing the joys he would of hoped. Signing from Blackburn in 2006, he played 41 games– missing out on the Champions League Final – and only managed to contribute 9 goals.

After a number of controversial incidents as well as failing to hold down a regular first team slot, he was sold the following season to West Ham where he would continue his merry go round of British clubs heading to Manchester City, Cardiff and finally ending back up at Liverpool.

Despite playing less last season than his first year on Merseyside, a total of 31 appearances, he still managed 9 goals and earned himself a place in the Team GB Olympic squad for London 2012 this summer – meaning he will miss some of Liverpool’s pre-season.

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