Craig Bellamy: Liverpool have great chance to dominate English football

Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy believes his former club Liverpool can kick on and win the Premier League title this season

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Craig Bellamy believes Liverpool have a “great opportunity” to dominate English football – again.

The Reds are in second place and four points behind leaders Chelsea after a comprehensive 3-0 dismantling of defending Premier League champions Manchester United at Old Trafford last Sunday.

I just feel this is such a great opportunity for Liverpool now to really establish themselves

Craig Bellamy

Brendan Rodgers has encouraged Liverpool to embrace an attacking philosophy since replacing Kenny Dalglish in 2012, with the Reds the top scorers in the Premier League this season with 76 goals.

And Bellamy, who enjoyed two spells at Liverpool, reckons his former club can win the Premier League title this season and seal a return to the glory days of the late 1970s and 1980s.

“A lot of the fans have grown up watching that type of football; Liverpool would always, when they didn’t have the ball, get it back very quickly,” Bellamy told Liverpool’s website.

“They had high energy doing that and when they had the ball, they would keep it. That’s why Liverpool were so successful for long periods. This team now is the closest I’ve seen to that.

“It’s no disrespect to any of the players before that, it’s just that Brendan fits what Liverpool have been doing in their most successful periods, 20 to 30 years ago. I get so excited watching Liverpool.

“When you’re a supporter, you’ll support no matter what, but actually watching this Liverpool team, it’s the Liverpool team I grew up watching. It really is, especially after last Sunday.

“I just feel this is such a great opportunity for Liverpool now to really establish themselves, and hopefully go on and not just win a title, but kick on from there and dominate for a number of years.”

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