Fabio Aurelio is going to be out of action for two weeks after picking up a calf strain in his left leg against Marseille. Yet again, Aurelio is injured. That has been the story of his Liverpool career. Whenever the Brazilian is getting into some bit of good form, he picks up an injury. I believe if Fabio had a full season with no injuries, he could easily become one of the best left backs in Europe. So now that we will be without our first choice left back for 2 weeks, that means Dossena is going to have to step in!
I am not the biggest fan of Dossena at all! Infact, I have not seen a single moment since we signed him that has impressed me. When he was signed he was said to be the best left back in Serie A. Well if that is the best then I am scared to see the guy they call the worst left back in Serie A! Maybe I am being a bit too harsh on Dossena. Maybe it is just first season jitters; new country, new league, new culture, new team etc. But atleast if he had showed us glimpses of potential then we may be happy but all I have seen from him is error after error.
More recently on Wednesday night against Marseille: I got so scared whenever a defender attacked him as I felt he would easily be beaten. For me Dossena was more of a liability on the field than an asset, thus the reason I would want to see anyone else but Dossena fill in for Aurelio. That basically only leaves Insua as the only alternative. I feel this just maybe the time Rafa gives the young Argentine a break and see what he can do. I have seen glimpses of brilliance from Insua when he plays for the reserves. The Premiership may be a huge step up for him but Rafa just has to back him as he has backed Dossena this season and he has not delivered.
An outrageous alternative would be to place Carragher at left back and Sami comes in at centre back to partner Agger OR Arbeloa at left back, Carragher at right back, Agger and Sami in the middle, but that would be too much reshuffling. I do not think my wishes will be answered as I simply see Rafa sticking to Dossena. I just hope Dossena can prove me wrong!