Bellamy - Top four is priority
Forward admits Reds would sacrifice cup glory for lofty league finish
Last Updated: February 22, 2012 5:52pm
Craig Bellamy: Hoping to get his hands on the Carling Cup and secure Champions League qualification
Craig Bellamy says Carling Cup glory would be a bonus for Liverpool, with UEFA Champions League qualification the club's top priority.
The Reds have the chance to get their hands on major silverware this Sunday when they face Championship side, and Bellamy's former employers, Cardiff at Wembley.
The Anfield outfit are determined to make the most of the opportunity presented to them, with the collection of trophies a good habit to get into.
Bellamy is, however, prepared to admit that both clubs would probably sacrifice cup success if they could guarantee hitting their top targets in the league.
"The season isn't over for either of us, whichever one loses," said the Wales international.
"Cardiff have promotion to go for and we have Champions League to gun for and we're still in the FA Cup.
"If we lose on Sunday we still have so much to play for this season and it is the same for Cardiff.
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"Would we choose Champions League over the Carling Cup? I think we would.
"Would Cardiff choose getting to the Premier League over the Carling Cup? I think they would as well.
"Cup competitions are a big bonus for us but we are looking at the Champions League."
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"That is our main objective. That is what we set out for this season.
"Cup competitions are a big bonus for us but we are looking at the Champions League.
"A win on Sunday might push us forward but if it didn't we still have a lot to play for - and so do Cardiff."
Bellamy returned to Liverpool for a second spell last summer and admits he is thoroughly enjoying his time on Merseyside.
He added: "It has been good. It is nice playing with such good players and being back at this club.
"With Kenny (Dalglish) behind me I have just felt so relaxed and got on with my football and training as much as I can.
"I try to enjoy it as much as I can because this won't be around forever. I am very fortunate to realise that while I am still playing and I take every day as it comes."