Stewart Downing has lifted the lid on a dressing-room conflict between Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy after the latter was on the case of then supervisor Kenny Dalglish.
Talking to the Underneath the Cosh podcast, Downing recalled Bellamy feeling pissed off after a match in opposition to an unnamed opponent the place he had been left on the bench for what he felt was too lengthy.
‘I all the time keep in mind at some point, when somebody will get a dressing down they usually soften, (Bellamy) melted and he’d most likely let you know that,’ Downing defined.
Stewart Downing has opened up on a conflict between Steven Gerrard (proper) and Craig Bellamy (left) within the Liverpool dressing room, with Gerrard telling Bellamy to ‘f***ing shut up’
Bellamy had taken a dig at then Reds boss Kenny Dalglish (proper, with Bellamy in happier occasions)
‘He had a go at Kenny (Dalglish) at full time in a recreation. He was on the bench and he got here on, and he was saying “you should have played me there cause I’m quick” and Kenny mentioned “shut your mouth, sit down”.
‘Then Steven Gerrard, I’ve most likely seen him lose his head twice in his profession since I’ve recognized him. He got here in and gave it to Bellers (saying) “shut your f***ing mouth”.
‘He dressed him down and he (Bellamy) simply melted. Melted. I’ve by no means seen that. You realize what Bellers is like, he’s humorous. However he was stuttering about, and I simply seemed and thought “wow”.
‘Bellers could not management what he mentioned at occasions. Stevie I feel was banned for the sport however got here in and hit him and he simply melted.’
Former Liverpool and England winger gave his perception on life contained in the Anfield dressing room
Dalglish signed each Downing and Bellamy in his second tenure as Liverpool supervisor.
Downing performed for Liverpool for 2 seasons, making 91 appearances and scoring seven targets.
He additionally picked up a League Cup winners’ medal in his first season at Anfield.