Craig Bellamy: A look back at a troubled Career.

Craig Bellamy is a player that his career suggests that there could have been more from the player. Checking through the list of clubs he played for his stints at Manchester City and Liverpool are the major reference points of his career.

The Welsh forward began his career at Norwich City scoring a good return of 32 goals in 84 appearances for the club which earned him a record transfer move to Coventry. However, his volatile and weird character which would affect his career showed at the club as he scored a paltry 6 goals in a season which saw the club relegated from the Premier League.

Craig Bellamy explains the difference brought about by Ole at Manchester United

Former Liverpool star Craig Bellamy has said that caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given more freedom to the Manchester United players which have brought the best out of their abilities. The Red Devils had dropped 11 points behind the top-four positions under Jose Mourinho at one stage before they took the decision to sack the Portuguese tactician.

Since then, Ole has been put charge on a temporary basis for the season and the move has certainly paid dividends with a team going through a seven-match winning run across all competitions. Owing to this, there has been widespread praise over the impact made by Ole and Bellamy has joined the bandwagon to praise the former Cardiff City head coach.

Bellamy still believes in Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy believes that Liverpool can qualify for the next round of the Champions League. He said that it will be difficult for them against Napoli but he believes that they have the necessary skills and resources to win the game.

He said that Liverpool has really grown in stature this season and that it is no coincidence that they are at the top of the Premier Leauge. He believes that players such as Salah, Firminho, and Mane have the necessary experience to play in these type of games and he is sure that they will be able to get a positive result in this game.

Craig Bellamy hails Christian Eriksen as a world-class player

Former Liverpool star Craig Bellamy believes Christian Eriksen can be classified as a world-class player after having watched his efforts for club and country over the past few years. The Denmark international was initially hit and miss kind of midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur but he has made immense progress under Mauricio Pochettino to become one of the first members on the team sheet.

As such, Bellamy has no doubts over the progress of the former Ajax graduate and the Welshman believes the midfielder could be put on the bracket among the world’s best, he said:“I don’t think I’m over-exaggerating this but I do class him as a world class player – a top bracket player. I really do, he’s that good. You can see with Denmark that everything goes through him; if they’re going to create anything going forward it goes through him so he made the difference in that team.”

Craig Bellamy poses his concern regarding Chelsea star Eden Hazard

Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy has said that Eden Hazard has the tendency to show up only when he feels like doing and that could hurt the club in the long-term. The Belgium international started the campaign in fine fashion with five goals from as many matches for the Blues before they witnessed a goalless stalemate at the hands of West Ham United.

Speaking after that game, Bellamy highlighted that Hazard had the tendency to choose games where he would perform and may not turn up when he has had enough with the manager, he said: “He picks and chooses. If I was Barcelona or Real Madrid of course I’d want him but I’d be concerned about his dips in performances. Once he’s had enough of a manager, he isn’t sure whether he will turn it on.”

Craig Bellamy believes Pep Guardiola could take Riyad Mahrez to the next level

Former Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy believes Pep Guardiola could transform Riyad Mahrez into a much better player than he was at Leicester City. The Algeria international joined the Premier League champions for a club-record £60m fee last month and he has since shown glimpses of his old self in pre-season.

Speaking to Star Sports, Bellamy hailed Mahrez as a ‘top player’ and he is intrigued to see how he develops under the tutelage of Guardiola, he said: “He’s been a top player, he’s done a great job at Leicester. It’s a great time for him to move on. He’s just another option. I know it’s difficult obviously because of the money that they’ve spent but it was going to take that type of money to get him out of there. I’m interested to see how he improves Mahrez. The best thing with Guardiola, he improves players, he makes them better.”

Craig Bellamy provides transfer advice for Liverpool

Former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy believes the Reds should pursue one or two signings during the summer transfer window in order to compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title next season. The Reds finished 25 points off the Premier League holders last season but Bellamy is still giving them a chance of winning the English crown with a couple of shrewd signings this summer.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Bellamy said: “You have to be optimistic about Liverpool next year. They have one or two players coming in. They need one or two players more. There is every chance they can compete with Man City. They have the firepower. They have the manager in Jurgen Klopp. They are a serious threat.”
Liverpool did not fare well against the top-six teams on the road last season but their overall performance against Manchester City was impressive to say the least. The Reds encountered the Citizens on four occasions in all competitions last term and out of those, they managed to outclass Pep Guardiola’s side on three occasions with top-notch performances throughout the team.

Craig Bellamy Expresses Anthony Martial’s Frustration

Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy has revealed that Anthony Martial has been frustrating to the neutral point of view during the second half of the campaign. The France international has had a strong campaign for United with 21 goals and assists across all competitions, but his form has nosedived since Alexis Sanchez’s arrival during the winter transfer window.

Craig Bellamy Believes Arsene Wenger Should Walk Away

Sky Sports pundit Craig Bellamy believes Arsene Wenger should consider his Gunners position at the end of the season as his reputation is down the line. The Frenchman has struggled to find any motivation in his players over the past few months, and this has seen their season disintegrate with disappointments in the FA Cup, League Cup as well as the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers hails Celtic players after Partick win

Celtic head coach Brendan Rodgers has praised the efforts of his players after their 2-0 triumph over Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership. The reigning champions suffered a shock 4-0 defeat at the hands of Hearts in the previous outing, and this saw their 69-match unbeaten run come to an end.

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