A Liverpool fan from his early days, diminutive striker Craig Bellamy first fulfilled a boyhood dream when he left Blackburn Rovers for Anfield in 2006, and, although he was there for only one season, he made quite an impact. He scored nine goals in 42 games, including a header in a 2-1 Champions League success over Barcelona in February 2007. He also set up another for John Arne Riise as the Reds beat the reigning European champions in their own backyard on their way to another final, which they lost to AC Milan, with Bellamy an unused substitute on that occasion. The all-action forward, renowned for his pace and tigerish work-rate, helped Liverpool win the Community Shield, sending over a perfect cross for Peter Crouch to score the winner in a 2-1 success over Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Then, however, with manager Rafa Benitez looking to make changes, Bellamy joined West Ham in August 2007, and in January 2009 he was on the move again, this time to Manchester City. The Welsh international ultimately fell out of favour when Roberto Mancini arrived as manager and spent a season-long loan with home-town club Cardiff City before delightedly rejoining Liverpool in the summer of of 2011.