Date: 16th September 2011 at 4:36pm
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Liverpool take on Tottenham in Sunday and there is already a lot of talk as to who is going to be playing right-back fro Liverpool during that game and have the responsibility of marking Gareth Bale. Personally, I think Bale is overrated but he does have lots of pace which is always a threat.

Now Liverpool have been struggling with injuries to key right-backs, Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly. Johnson is still out injured but Kelly could be back to face Spurs but will he be fit enough to start the game on Sunday and contend with Bale’s pace?

Martin Skrtel has been filling in at right-back over the last couple of games and Kenny Dalglish has praised the centre-back for playing in an unfamiliar position. Dalglish said: “He’s been playing out of position but it’s been no problem for him. He came on against Bolton and was very, very comfortable.”

There is also a chance that young Flanagan could be could back into the starting lineup at right-back. “Hopefully I can get back in the team – that’s my target,” Flanagan said.

“We’ve got a few injuries at the moment so maybe I’ll get another chance soon. When I do get back in there I’ll have to show what I can do.

“Kells is back in training so it all depends what Kenny wants to do but if he needs me at Tottenham I’ll be ready.”

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4 responses to “Skrtel, Kelly or Flanagan to take on Gareth Bale on Sunday?”

  1. James says:

    now that Jamie has 2 piano’s on his back and rather see Sketel at CB and Kelly at RB if fit

  2. George says:

    The issue of still keeping Sebastian on the bench is uncalled for. I think it is high time for the vice-captain to leave as the ovation is still loud. On the issue of right back, i think skrtel is the right man for it now, since kelly is just coming back from injury.

  3. Chan says:

    Coates should play. A player of his potential should not be wraped in cotton wool for so long KD. Or are you undirectly telling the us fans that he is one of your flops like Henderson and Carroll albeit much less expensive?

    Coates is quality and should play, now!

    AS for RB Kelly should play.

  4. Asheen Singh(South Africa) says:

    Andy Carroll 35mil vs Sergio Aguero 40mil
    Jordan Henderson 20mil vs Juan Mata 24mil

    I can see Kenny’s thinking, buy young potentially good English players whilst others buy the worlds best at similar prices. They get immediate gratification whilst we pray and hope that our potentially good players will make it one day, quite smart.

    Compare the performances to date of the players mentioned above and make comparisons and I am sure you would agree that this mentality is going to get us to a top six place and no further. I can’t see us competing at the same levels as United, City, Spurs or Chelsea. We are a average to good team at the moment and I expect us to have an up and down season.

    Is it me or do we have no creativity going forward, look at Tottenham, we let Aqua and Miereles go and seem to think that Adam will be good enough to spark the midfield. Tottenham kept hold of Modic and look what he can produce in terms of creativity, Aqua and Miereles will be missed, we are unable to link our forwards with the midfield in slick forward moving playing patterns, our forwards seem to be isolated most of the time. We are unable to cut through the centre of the midfield withcreativity and with the ball at our feet and that concerns me. A large portion of our build up seems to based on a back pass and then two forward followed by a back pass, compare this to Tottenhams play.We were the same against Stoke, it kills our forward momentum everytime, the top teams mentioned before play slick forward moving football, I am still to see us doing this.

    Make you own conclusions but we seem to be missing a few things on the field.

    It pains me to think that we are still at the same level as last year or maybe 5% better after such a busy summer.

    I am a broken Liverpool supporter at the moment.