The re-signing of Fabio Aurelio gave us one option at left back, but is he good and fit enough to start every week? it looks like Insua is on his way to Genoa, it would be brilliant if he stayed but it looks unlikely. The signing of Poulsen yesterday paved the way for Mascherano to leave for either Inter or Barca but we still need a left back and a striker.
This got me thinking — last season, Glen Johnson got injured a couple of times for a considerable period and we didn’t have any cover. Mascherano filled in for him but now that he’s leaving, who will fill in for Glen if he gets injured? Kelly is good but we need someone with more experience. Carra just can’t play as full back, lets accept that. He’s naturally a centre back and should play as a centre back only. it’s not a major concern, but it might turn out to be during the course of the season.
As for the match on Sunday, I can’t wait :) I’m still wondering as to who’ll play where, and how. Roy has seemed to prefer the 4-4-1-1 formation in pre-season and could deploy Joe Cole behind the striker in the so called ‘hole’ with Stevie sitting deep along with either Aqua, Lucas or new signing Poulsen.
My line up prediction is :
Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Aurelio, Kuyt, Lucas, Gerrard, Jovanovic, Cole, N’Gog