Rafa Benítez might just have caught Arsene Wenger out with his team for tonight, he’s certainly caught most fans out. The 4-3-2-1 formation seems to have been put to one side for the time being, with Torres looking likely to be partnered by Peter Crouch.
Carragher is right back; Aurelio left back; Hyypia and Skrtel starting in the centre of defence ahead of Pepe Reina. No real surprises there. But it’s more uncertain just how the players will line up ahead of that.
Of course Carra could be one of three centre-backs with Aurelio playing a more advanced role.
Alonso and Mascherano are likely to play centre-midfield, but it’s still not certain where Gerrard and Kuyt will actually line up.
Liverpool: 25 Reina, 23 Carragher, 37 Skrtel, 4 Hyypia, 12 Aurelio, 8 Gerrard, 14 Alonso, 20 Mascherano, 18 Kuyt, 9 Torres, 15 Crouch
Subs: 30 Itandje, 6 Riise, 10 Voronin, 11 Benayoun, 17 Arbeloa, 19 Babel, 21 Lucas
Arsenal: 24 Almunia, 5 Toure, 10 Gallas, 6 Senderos, 22 Clichy, 27 Eboue, 16 Flamini, 4 Fabregas, 2 Diaby, 13 Hleb, 25 Adebayor
Subs: 1 Lehmann, 11 Van Persie, 17 Song Billong, 19 Silva, 26 Bendtner, 31 Hoyte, 32 Walcott
Referee: Peter Frojdfeldt
2 thoughts on “CL: Reds v Arsenal – Crouch starts”
I doubt he received any death threats at all. He just made up a lie to keep holding out for more money before he eventually sells to Hicks. He’ll be gone very soon.
Oops. My mistake. This was meant for the Gillett post below.
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