Craig Bellamy says he is proud to be a Liverpool supporter, having been inundated with messages of support from Reds fans following the announcement of his retirement.
Bellamy enjoyed two separate spells with the Reds, first during the 2006-07 season under Rafael Benitez, where he helped the Reds towards a Champions League final.
The second came under Kenny Dalglish in the 2011-12 season, which ended with the Welshman collecting a Carling Cup winners medal.
The versatile forward managed 18 goals in 79 matches for the club he used to support as a boy, including famous strikes in the Nou Camp and a winner against Manchester City in the League cup semi final second leg.
“I’m proud of the club I support, I really am,” said Bellamy.
“A lot of my beliefs in football and life are what Bill Shankly led, how he conducted the club and changed the club. He was years ahead of his time.
“The way Liverpool run and how they are as a football club – the professionalism, how they look to the fans and how they treat people – is something I’m really proud to be associated with. I’m proud to support them.”