Kenny Dalglish looks be taking a leaf out of Harry Redknapp’s book by re-signing two players two players sold by a previous regime.
Reports are circulating that Yossi Benayoun (31) and Craig Bellamy (32) are to rejoin Merseyside club for nominal fees despite Tottenham and Arsenal competing for the Israel international’s signature and QPR hopeful of landing the Welshman. Their return to Anfield is reminiscent of Redknapp bringing Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane back to Tottenham after they had been let go by Martin Jol though in those cases the players were not aged over 30 and had several more years in the tank.
The signing of Bellamy certainly makes sense with attacking options thin on the ground beyond the preferred pairing of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez and Bellamy would certainly get his fair share of outings.
The move for the Chelsea man seems less clear. While Benayoun is undoubtedly an excellent player who served Liverpool well, their abundance of playmaking midfielders in the form of Steven Gerrard, Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson, Raul Meireles and Stewart Downing means their is not obvious role for him to fill.
Both signings are yet to be confirmed so there is stilk plenty of time for each oarty to have a change of heart.