What does Dalglish have planned for Meireles this season?
Meireles wasn’t always the happiest playing out of position wide right or wide left but Kenny did utilise him in both positions quite frequently last season. My favourite to start in the position on Saturday though would be Dirk Kuyt, before perhaps Luis Suarez returns for the Arsenal match.
This only leaves the attacking midfield position for Meireles to take up. With Steven Gerrard sidelined until September it seems it maybe an ideal opportunity for Raul to impress Dalglish if, as reported, he is not going to be a first team regular. Still, Raul will have the obstacle of Alberto Aquilani, another player whose future is uncertain.
Aquilani has been very impressive in pre-season and has a good case for starting in the attacking midfield role. If Raul is fit and raring to go though, he also has very good argument for being chosen. He loves arriving late in the box and going past the opposition backline, characteristics which are ideal for playing in the attacking midfield role. He also had some of his best performances for Liverpool playing in the role, during his purple patch run of goals near the start of Kenny Dalglish’s reign.
Do you think Meireles is in Dalglish’s plans? Will he start on Saturday against Sunderland?
Article is courtesy of David Tully at Live4Liverpool