Liverpool Defend Bellamy
Former Newcastle United striker Craig Bellamy has been backed by his Liverpool manager, as he came under attack from Newcastle coach Terry McDermott who blamed him for the tunnel bust-up at Anfield. Benitez said: 'It wasn't important. One or two seconds. You could hear shouts but nothing important. For me it was nothing. Some shouting and nothing else.'
'Off the pitch, I promise you, talking with him, Craig is really focused, more mature, and at this moment he is a perfect example for the rest of the players. His training every day is fantastic and I cannot say anything bad about him.
'I don't worry about the history with Craig. When you sign a player you like to know everything about him if possible and in this case I knew about these things.'