Date: 18th July 2011 at 2:27pm
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Stewart Downing has been given the number 19 jersey at Liverpool following his arrival to the club from Aston Villa.

There had been thoughts that Fabio Aurelio could have been asked to give his number 6 to Downing as that is the number the England winger wore at Aston Villa. I am sure that if Maxi had not changed to the number 11 this summer, that would have been the perfect number for Downing as traditionally left wingers wore the number 11.

Number 19 is not that famous a number at Liverpool with Ryan Babel being the last player to wear it and before that Fernando Morientes. Hopefully Downing has a much better time with the number 19 than those two as they have terrible spells at Liverpool.