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Liverpool boss Rodgers wants Bellamy to stay at Anfield

The veteran striker has been linked with QPR and Cardiff City in recent weeks, but Rodgers wants him to stay put.

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LIVERPOOL MANAGER BRENDAN RODGERS hopes that Craig Bellamy stays at Liverpool next season.

The Welsh striker, who joined the Reds for a second time from Manchester City last summer, has been linked with both Queens Park Rangers and former club Cardiff City.

However, Rodgers spoke to the 32-year-old last week and says that only a ‘unique opportunity’ would lure Bellamy away from Anfield.

“I had a really positive chat with Craig on Monday,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“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.

“He’s a good guy. He has a real passion for Liverpool Football Club and that’s the type of people I want here. I like his intensity, his work-rate and his passion so I would love him to be 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.

“If anything changes on that from a personal perspective then him and I will talk about that.”

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