We possibly got a glimpse of what was to come at Anfield next season when Stevie Gerrard and Gareth Barry combined for England to score the second goal in England’s 2 – 0 win over the USA yesterday. Gerrard was easily the man of the match as he put in yet another commanding performance in midfield and rounded it off by scoring a brilliant team goal. Barry provided Gerrard with a delightful through ball which Gerrard latched onto and produced a calm finish. If Barry does end up coming to Liverpool I think him and Gerrard can provide a great partnership if last nights performance by the two was anything to go by. Barry could supply the ammunition for Gerrard and Gerrard can feed Torres.
Looking closely at Barry’s performance yesterday for England, he was playing more of the Mascherano holding role position. But if he is to come to Anfield he would certainly be playing in the Alonso role. Thinking about it now, a midfield of Gerrard, Barry and Mascherano is not bad at all.
Bentley also had a run out for England yesterday and he did not do too badly. There was one move though during the game where Barry, Gerrard and Bentley combined and I thought that could easily be a new combination at Anfield for next season. With the papers today suggesting that Juventus are almost certain to sign Alonso after Euro 2008, I hope Rafa is certain that Barry will sign for us.