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Craig Bellamy's productive first half foreshadowed the great game he would have.
He was at the right place at the right time to finish from close range after Brad Guzan parried Luis Suárez's backheel attempt.
Four minutes later, Bellamy won a corner and sent in an excellent cross for Martin Škrtel to convert. 2-0 Liverpool.
The Welshman was hard done by when his reputation earned him a yellow card after a nothing tackle.
He committed one foul and was booked, yet Charlie Adam committed four fouls before being booked.
Where is the consistency?
In the 46th minute, Bellamy turned Alan Hutton inside out before delivering an incisive cross to Daniel Agger, which could have made the score 3-0.
Then a minute later, Bellamy robbed Hutton in broad daylight and passed it to Luis Suárez, who hit the crossbar.
His only blemish was turning the ball over in the 58th minute with a pointless backheel when he had Jonjo Shelvey to his side and José Enrique on the overlap.
Truth be told, if the backheel had worked, then Luis Suárez would have been through on goal and I'd be praising Bellamy as a genius.