Liverpool winger Harry Kewell looks set to be played as a
central striker this summer and he's more than happy to do so should he be
asked. Australia are playing in the Asia Cup next month and are considering
putting Kewell up front alongside Mark Viduka. Kewell says: "It's one of my
favourite positions, I won't deny that. I'm quite sure a lot of players love
that position, because it's a main position. The manager has said that's
obviously a formation that we can play, but if I am to play up front or behind
or left side that's fantastic, I mean I just want to be playing."
Harry's season only started three games from the end after
he was injured against Croatia almost a year ago during the last World Cup. He's
undergone a lot of surgery and worked hard to get back into the line-up for those
last few games, which included a substitute appearance in the Champions League final.
Now he's ready to restart his career: "Up to six months I've been working, and
I've been training with the team up to four months doing full training sessions.
I'm one hundred per cent fit now. I've taken 11 months off to recoup with all
my injuries, but I'm fully fit now and I'm raring to go."
He was asked if he was excited to be playing for his country
again: "I can't wait. It's been a long time since the last game which was
against Croatia. I'm really looking forward to meeting up with the boys and
getting this tournament off to a good start."
Kewell's Anfield future has still not been decided. He's got
one year left on his contract and so is able to leave on a Bosman in 12 months'
time. Rafa Benítez is said to be willing to listen to offers for the player,
but does rate him and so would not accept low bids for the former Leeds star.
Rafa likes players with versatility, and Kewell's performances for his country
could have a major bearing on where his future does lie.