Liverpool Summer 2012 Transfer Review

Now that the transfer window has closed for another four months, lets take a look at Liverpool’s dealings. Regular readers will know I tend to focus on the positive, but hopefully the below provides a balanced view on the various deals that have taken place at Anfield this summer.

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Cardiff Craig; Liverpool’s Loss?

This article first appeared on The Tomkins Times on 11th August 2012.

For the second time in five years, Craig Bellamy has left Liverpool after a single season for pastures new. Well, pastures old in this case actually, as he is returning to Cardiff, which is both his home town and a side he has played for previously.

Considering his high wages and injury record, it’s probably no surprise that Liverpool did not stand in his way when he asked to leave. A record of nine goals in thirty-seven appearances (though from only eighteen starts, in fairness) doesn’t appear to be too difficult to replace either.

But Bellamy offered far more to the Reds than merely goals last season, and making up the shortfall in other areas may not be so straightforward.

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