Melwood Today: Eccleston returns, Bellamy & Gustav Engvall

In Tuesday Morning’s Melwood Today…

  • Bellamy Hails Suarez
  • Eccleston returns to Liverpool
  • Shelvey Makes it 6 in 8
  • Joe Cole’s Liverpool Regrets
  • Liverpool Reserves v Sunderland Reserves
  • Swedish Midfielder Gustav Engvall
  • Keita – First option is to stay at Barca…

He’s made to wear that No 7

Chris Bascombe has published a fascinating interview with Craig Bellamy over on the Telegraph today where Bellamy states how he’s savouring his second coming at Anfield and how he finds life and the style of football much more accommodating under Kenny Dalglish. He also hailed the impact Luis Suarez has made at Anfield since he’s joined…

“He’s made to wear that No 7 shirt.” claims Bellamy. “Liverpool has always had great players from your Liddell to your Hunt then up to your Dalglish. Suárez is what Liverpool represents. He might have played for Ajax and other clubs and I am sure he’ll be talked about with the Barcelona and Real Madrid of this world but he’ll never get the support he gets here. He’s made to wear that No 7 shirt.”

Eccleston returns to Liverpool

Nathan Eccleston has returned to Liverpool following his loan spell at Rochdale. Eccleston joined Dale on October 20 for a month, and made seven appearances during his time at the League 1 club. The 20-year-old forward marked his Dale debut with a goal in their 3-1 defeat to Exeter last month, but he failed to find the net again in 6 subsequent appearances.

Joe Cole’s Liverpool Regrets

shelveyBBC’s Friday Football Focus saw an interesting exclusive interview with Joe Cole on how he’s settling in at French club Ligue 1 club Lille and how he would not have joined the Merseyside club were he able to go back in time. He says he “didn’t fit” but does not rule out returning to Anfield and says there is “no doubt” he is good enough to play in the Liverpool first team. To see the full interview head over to BBC online Here

Shelvey Makes it 6 in 8

Jonjo Shelvey scored again for Blackpool last Saturday helping his side to a 2-2 draw with third placed Middlesbrough. Jonjo has now extended his tally to six goals in eight games for the Seasiders.

A Blossoming Midfield Partnership!

Meanwhile, Lucas Leiva, speaking to the official Liverpool website, has spoke of his newly formed midfield partnership with Charlie Adam so far this season after both players earned plaudits for their formidable partnership in the midfield during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Chelsea

“Charlie is an offensive player and you could see his quality with the pass he gave for Glen to score. There are a lot of new players in this team and it does take a bit of time for everyone to get used to each other’s style of play.

“I am really enjoying playing alongside Charlie. I try to give him the licence to go forward and make a key pass. When we need to defend he is always back to help me and the more games we play together, the better we will be.

Charlie Adam was the run away Chelsea man of the match in our MelwoodToday Online poll with 50% of your votes… Glen Johnson tallied 13% of your votes.

Liverpool Reserves v Sunderland Reserves

The Liverpool Reserves are in action later today on Tuesday afternoon as Rodolfo Borrell’s side host Sunderland Reserves at the Kirkby Academy with the match kicking off at 2pm. Dont forget to tune into LFC TV and LFC TV Online for match coverage!

Swedish Midfielder Gustav Engvall – A Future KopStar?

Yesterday evening, The Mail Online reported that Liverpool have offered highly rated 15-year-old Swedish midfielder Gustav Engvall a trial. Engvall is expected to travel to Merseyside from Farjestaden at the start of December. According to Sky Sports, “The Farjestaden starlet, who arrives in a few weeks, is highly rated in his homeland and has represented his country at Under 15 level.” Speaking of the move, Engvall told Oestran: “It will be great to see how everything works at a big club and it will be a big experience no matter how it goes.”

coleKeita – First option is to stay at Barca…

On November 9, the Daily Mail claimed that Liverpool had reportedly made an enquiry about Barcelona’s verstatile midfielder Seydou Keita. However, speaking to, the midfielder has dampened a possible move to Liverpool claiming his intentions to stay at Barca…

“People can keep on talking about Liverpool or any other club,” he told “But I’m very comfortable at Barça and my first option is to stay. This is a big club and everything is going perfect. You never know what the future brings, but I’d like to continue here.”

Tuesday Morning’s Premier League News Round Up

  • Emmanuel Adebayor’s two first-half goals helped Tottenham cruise to a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on Monday evening.
  • The Daily Mail reports that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich blames the players for dismal recent results and will back under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas to rebuild a struggling squad.
  • The Telegraph report that Chelsea manager hopes to relieve the pressure by buying Bolton defender Gary Cahill in the January transfer window.

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