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Roy, Carra and Centre Halves


After arguably Liverpool’s best performance of the season at White Hart Lane, Roy Hodgson again went out of his way in his press conference to re-plant the few seeds of doubt he may have removed with an impressive attacking performance against Tottenham. Hodgson casually admitted days before the Tottenham game he wasn’t aware of the quality of the squad he had inherited at the start of the season, and that was to blame for poor performances and results. It is almost unfathomable for the manager of Liverpool, or any team, to give the excuse of underestimating his own players for a quarter of the season as a reason for the teams failings. Paradoxically, it appeared Hodgson may have began to realise the error of his ways. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case.

After Jamie Carragher’s injury on Sunday, Hodgson didn’t assure those present that it shouldn’t have too much of an impact on the team, nor did he cite his new found faith in the squad. Instead he said ‘we are not really that well blessed for centre halves’. A quick scan through the back of the programme says otherwise.  Skrtel, Kyriagos, and Ayala are all available to play at the moment with the seniors being two of Liverpool’s best performers so far this season, whilst Ayala is making a very good impression on loan at Hull to give him that much needed experience. Not to mention the highly rated new recruit Danny Wilson, who as yet, hasn’t been given many opportunities. Then there is Martin Kelly who has impressed at full back this year, most notably against Chelsea, who can also fill in at centre back. And last but not least, probably our best centre back Daniel Agger, who is due to return from injury soon. For a man who think’s Liverpool aren’t ‘well blessed’ (or ‘incredibly over-staffed’- which is it Roy?) with centre halves, those mentioned above must think they’re doing something wrong.

Anyway, keep up the good work Roy. We are all eagerly awaiting the nonsense you and Houllier have to spout next Monday.

Submitted by Someteamupnorth



  1. Bill

    December 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

    What do you expect from that idiot. Strange ill-conceived words spout from the single brain cell he possesses, he does have trouble finding it at times, hence the constant chin scratching, it’s in there somewhere. They’v tried the new dementure drug on him without success and the next step is the old folks home.

  2. Jay Wright

    December 1, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Imho Kelly is a centre back filling in at right back, rather than a right back that would be filling in at centre back.

    He has the necessary size & technique and is relatively pacey for a centre back, so I am very optimistic about his prospects at being a long term success in that role

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