Who Must Stay, Who Must Go: Liverpool’s Keeper & Defence

By on May 23, 2011

Here’s my assessment on who should be shipped out and who must be kept at Anfield in the coming transfer window.

Goalkeepers

Pepe Reina

Perhaps no doubt about opinion on whether he should stay or go among Liverpool fans. The Spanish goalkeeper has been in scintillating form after another great season between the sticks at Liverpool FC. Along with that, he’s got that wonderful eye for a pass that sets Liverpool off very quickly to start counter-attacks.

My Verdict: Stay

Brad Jones

Liverpool’s second choice goalkeeper, and I guess when you have Pepe Reina in between the sticks, you don’t really get that many chances to shine. Just look at the stats, Reina has played in all 37 matches so far. But Brad Jones has some experience in the Premier League, and it doesn’t really hurt having backup.

My Verdict: Doesn’t Matter

Defenders

Glen Johnson

The Englishman’s versatility has been key for Liverpool this season, with his ability to slot in at left back being vital to Liverpool’s return to form this year. Very pacey and with a good eye for a cross, Liverpool are going to need him for next season.

My Verdict: Stay

Martin Kelly, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson

All being fullbacks, I decided to put them all in a single category for this. Liverpool’s future looks bright with their academy producing some of their finest talents in Jay Spearing (whom graduated a few years back), and these 3. These guys are keepers.

My Verdict: Stay

Jamie Carragher

No explanation required here.

My Verdict: Stay

Martin Skrtel

Perhaps Liverpool’s most consistently around playing defender and although he has the tendacy to sometimes bring people down way to often, Skrtel is still your no-nonsense defender.

My Verdict: Stay

Paul Konchesky

It all went wrong for the English left back, a ‘Hodgson signing’ (although Meireles isn’t counted here) meaning he must almost certainly go.

My Verdict: Get out already

Daniel Agger

Well, this one was a hard call for me, talented, but he seems like his bones are made out of some cotton wool. Well, it’s very hard to call for me.

My Verdict: Stay (Unless a big money deal comes in)

Fabio Aurelio

As like Agger, Aurelio simply can’t play a game of football without a hamstring tearing up or his knees being knocked up. On his day, he can be a brilliant crosser and as good as anybody, and perhaps the best at his trade, but it’s time to go, for good.

My Verdict: Go

Sotoris Kyrgiakos

The lumbering center back that all opponents dread/love seeing. On the plus side, he’s got a brilliant header, but he’s simply too slow for the fast paced English game. Turning 32, I would expect him to leave in the summer to make way for a younger replacement.

My Verdict: Go

Submitted by Two Liverpool Fans

 

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3 Comments

  1. Fitzy

    May 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Well you haven’t really mentioned much except stated the obvious for most lfc fans who shud stay and who shud go. The one I’d say will probably stay on will be aurelio, I give it all his injuries. But I’d keep him on another season as backup, we get an established left back (Enrique or whoever) then aurelio and young Robinson are back up’s. Might get 10-15 games out of him in a season, which is plenty for what we need. Good for the big games and an option to bring on when we need to close games

  2. What happened to Steve McMahon?

    May 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

    What about Danny Wilson and Daniel Ayala ??????

  3. Jac

    May 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    @Fitzy, but you have to consider that Johnson is also great playing left back, and with kelly back as well, that makes the fullbacks

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