With the signings we have made since January, I have often lay in bed at night and let my mind wonder to the thought of what are starting 11 will be this coming season. If for arguments sake we say that there will be no more transfer activity after the completion of the Downing deal, these are my thoughts:
I wonder what a 3-5-2 would be like:
Pep Reina (GK) – Easily the number 1 keeper in the Premier League and most would argue the best in Europe though I would put him in the top 5.
Agger (CB) – If he can stay injury free this season he is easily one of the most technically gifted centre backs in the premiership, with skill, composure, an eye for a pass and the ability to maraud forward and unleash a cracking left footed strike, I would pick him every day of the week.
Skrtel (CB) – Did not miss a single game for us last season, he has finally recovered from the fractured jaw he received in a clash with Carragher away to Man City a couple of seasons ago and I would have no qualms placing him in the starting 11.
Carragher (CB) – No need for an explanation, though I do think it could be his final year at the heart of the defence, a replacement must be found.
Kelly (right or left wing back)– This lad has the stamina of a horse, I saw a quote the other day from a LFC coach who said in all his years of football (30+) he had not seen a player with the fitness and stamina levels of young Kelly. Tall, quick and athletic are all the attributes that make a fine wing back.
Johnson (opposite to where Kelly plays) –In 2 years at Liverpool he has shown he can be one of the most potent attacking defenders in European football. His defending leaves a lot to be desired, take more of that side of the game away and let him attack and who knows what could happen.