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Olympics Prove Liverpool Must Retain Bellamy, Sign Allen
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Watching “Team GB” in London was a re-invigorating exercise. With each passing game, the odd Welsh-English amalgam of a starting 11 got stronger.

While the likes of Spain and Uruguay floundered, Great Britain made a respectable run. In the end, penalty kicks once again did the British in. However, there are many positives that can be taken away.

Namely, Stuart Pearce produced a side which was noteworthy for its self-assuredness. The midfield trio was as confident as the attacking play was clever.

This is a team which had an honest shot at gold. They achieved that long-elusive goal for British football: a team capable of garnering results without sacrificing substance.

At the heart of that idea stands one present, and perhaps one future, Liverpool player.

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