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The XI: Meet Liverpool’s Key Men for Next Season [Part 3]

Here is  Part 3 of my best XI for Liverpool for the forthcoming season. The Players that I’ve already picked are:

  • GK: Pepe Reina
  • RB: Glen Johnson
  • CB: Jamie Carragher
  • CB: Martin Skrtel
  • LB: New Signing
  • CDM (Central Defensive Midfielder): Charlie Adam

CDM: Lucas Leiva

It was quite a tough call for me, whether to place Meireles or Lucas here, but I think that Lucas is very energetic, and as seen towards the end of last season he’s improved a lot in terms of tackling, tracking down of players and simply he’s good at breaking down play. So that’s why I have chosen him.

He covers a lot of ground and I think that Meireles would be more suited to a more advanced role, whilst what I was going for was someone who sits back a little more.

LW: Stewart Downing

Well, the obvious pick for left wing. A great pre-season for Stewart Downing and we’re already expecting great things out of the Englishman. Got lots of pace and most importantly a very accurate cross, I am placing my bet down that he will get a total of at least 10 assists next season if he goes through the season injury-free.

Carroll struggled to make an initial impact, but that’s simply because the Liverpool game didn’t really suit the game of the physical Andy Carroll, who is more used to getting on to accurate crosses.

RW/CAM: Steven Gerrard

I know he’s still out for a month or so, but when he’s back, I would like to see him playing in a more advanced role. With Lucas providing bite to the midfield further back and Charlie Adam spreading the passes forward, giving Steven Gerrard a free role would be better for our captain.

Steven Gerrard should be allowed to drift in and out and to dictate the attacking play and stopping quick breakaways, and hence he should have a great season playing where he loves most, attacking midfield. I think the best solution would be for him and Suarez to be given free roles to drop back to receive the ball along with to exploit the open space.

Keep an eye out for the final part when i pick the strikers

Submitted by Two Liverpool Fans




  1. steve

    August 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Johnson Carragher Agger Enrique
    Gerrard Lucas Adam Downing
    Suarez Carroll

    Does anybody else like this?

    • Normz

      August 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Think this will be best but aquilani or mereiles will have to be in place of adam who can come off he bench.

  2. bren

    August 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I think that will be close to strongest starting 11, with a 4-4-2 formation.

  3. paul

    August 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm


    Kelly Carra Agger Aurelio (or new signing)

    Gerrard Lucas Adam

    Suarez Downing

    it would be very difficult to stop this team from scoring!
    Also it was a tough call between Searing and Lucas because he’s really come on in the last year and i think he already looks like a better passer than Lucas and gets rid of the ball quicker! plus with a bench with Johnson, Mirales, Henderson, skirtel etc you’ve got a strong bench!

  4. saleem

    August 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Johnson Kelly Agger “Enrique”
    Lucas Adam
    Suarez Gerrard Downing

    • Nayan

      August 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      That sounds good. I think that may also be my preffered line up but with Carragher in the middle instead of Kelly. Johnson and Kelly should battle for the RB spot.

  5. eemah

    August 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    have u guys 4gotten about our workaholic dutch man??? i’l go with Reina,johnson,agger,scott dann/gary cahil,enrique,gerard,lucas,adams,kuyt,suarez,downing….i stil dnt biliv in caroll

  6. matt stride

    August 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    reina johnson carragher cahill/agger enrique cm adam cm gerrard aml downing amr hendersen cam/cf suarez sc carroll

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