The key to Liverpool’s defence and it is not Jamie Carragher

Liverpool’s defence always seems safer to me whenever Agger’s in the team, and needless to say, it is vitally important that he stays fit this season. Some have said that Liverpool still need a new centre back but I disagree. A fully fit Daniel Agger would solve any need for a new top class centre back, and alongside him we have three other good options in the shape of the vice captain Jamie Carragher, the solid Martin Skrtel and the promising Sebastian Coates. Liverpool’s defence this season hasn’t been as good as it should be, but I believe that a regular run in the team for Agger would dramatically improve our stability at the back. The Dane’s classy style of play also aids Kenny Dalglish’s desire to get the team back to playing good, fluid, attacking football.

Every now and again we’ve seen signs that Liverpool are slowly returning back to the pass and move philosophy, and with so many attacking moves starting off from the back, it is vital for us to have as many ball playing defenders in the team as possible. This style of centre back is becoming more and more fashionable for modern teams, and I am just glad to say that we already have one of the best around in our team. If Agger can stay fit, not only can I see him playing a major role in our charge into the Champions League positions, but I can also see him proving himself to be one of the very best centre backs in European football.

Article courtesy of Mark Wilson at Live4Liverpool

5 responses to “The key to Liverpool’s defence and it is not Jamie Carragher”

  1. ArmchairLFCfan says:

    If LFC is still looking for a good and reliable defender, Dejan Lovren should be one of them.

  2. Ashfah says:

    Jamie has to realise that he evuntually retire from the scene one day and Liverpool shoild have a workable succession planning. Agger, Skrtel and Coates would be able replacements.

  3. Word says:

    The fashionable trend is to have two central defenders with good/great/excellent ball playing skills. What I like about Skrtel and Agger is both can bring the ball up. Skrtel can score on headers. Lately, I have seen him provide excellent crosses into the box as well. He has improved tremendously over the past year. He definitely has worked on his game. I rate Skrtel as average on ball skills, but improving a lot. Agger of course can score from 25 yards out and on headers. He is excellent on the ball. Wilson looks timid. I can’t judge him by the way he looks. Potentially, I can see him in the Agger mold. He needs to be loaned out to a championship squad and get playing time. I would love to see him put on about 15 pounds of muscle. He is neither physically imposing nor intimidating, but he is young and that will come. Coates is also young and learning the English game. Seeing him play for Uruguay, he has the attributes to be very good. Reminds me of Pique.

  4. Vipakindele says:

    Our youth development is being slow down.The likes of wison,robinson should have been sent on loan.Develoment of shelvey helpe instead of signing Hondo.

  5. william says:

    Liverpool is extremely underperforming especially at home against small clubs these not good for that European Football next season.

    I think Kenny and the boys can’t do better.Pull up your socks. Sunderland, Norwich and now Swansea please gave me a break 3 points out of a possible 9 not good enough i would say.

    Chelsea twice and Man City are coming up how are we going to handle them if we’re struggling with some of these minor teams.

    Millions where spend in the summer please produce or part ways with Liverpool.

    We known Kenny is a legend but can’t make the difference between good players and average players eg. Glen Johnson can’t be better than Martin Kelly.

    He wanted British talent who are playing below par. Aquilani better than Adam but you loan him out because he is not British.

    Adam hero at Blackpool zero at Liverpool. Man United have already broke our record and we’re sliding down the table rather than climbing up the ladder. Gerrard’s days are also numbered need a suitable replacement.

    We’ll regret those draws come the end of the season.

    Out of Africa