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  • Hobsey Hobsey Apr 20, 2010 19:33 Flag

    World Cup squad?

    I know it isnt Liverpool specific but who would you take in your 23 man squad? Heres mine
    GK: J Hart
    GK: D James
    GK: R Green

    RB: G Johnson
    CB: R Ferdinand
    CB: J Terry
    CB/LB: J Lescott
    LB: A Cole
    LB: L Baines
    LB/RB/CB/CDM: P Neville (seriously!)
    CB: L King

    CM/CAM/RM/LM: S Gerrard
    CM: F Lampard
    RM/LM/CAM: J Milner
    LM: A Johnson
    LM/RM/CAM: J Cole
    CM/LM/LB: G Barry
    RM: A Lennon
    RM: T Walcott

    ST: W Rooney
    ST: J Defoe
    ST: B Zamora
    ST: D Bent

    My thinking is versatility amongst the squad and here is my prefered starting xi
    Hart
    Johnson Terry Ferdinand A Cole
    Lampard Barry
    Milner Gerrard J Cole
    Rooney

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    • GK: J Hart
      GK: D James
      GK: R Green


      RB: G Johnson
      CB: R Ferdinand
      CB: J Terry
      CB: P Jagielka
      CB: G Cahill
      LB: A Cole
      LB/RB/CB/CDM: P Neville (good shout).
      RB: M Richards

      CM/CAM/RM/LM: S Gerrard
      CM: F Lampard
      RM/LM/CAM: J Milner
      LM/RM/CAM: J Cole
      CM/LM/LB: G Barry
      RM: D Beckham
      RM: T Walcott
      CDM: T Huddlestone

      ST: W Rooney
      ST: J Defoe
      ST: P Crouch
      ST: D Bent

      You could also throw in Lennon (if fit), Zamora, Agbonlahor, Young, Carrick, Ledley King (too much of a risk), Carlton Cole, Warnock, Shawcross and a few others into the mix.

    • 23 man squad would be:

      D. James
      J. Hart
      R. Green

      R. Ferdinand (C)
      J. Terry
      A. Cole
      W. Brown
      G. Johnson
      L. Baines
      J. Lescott

      F. Lampard
      S. Gerrard
      G. Barry
      M. Carrick
      J. Milner
      J. Cole
      T. Walcott
      A. Lennon
      D. Bentley

      W. Rooney
      J. Defoe
      P. Crouch (Zamora has looked quality recently but no1 has international scoring record like crouchy)
      C. Cole

      B. Foster, L. King, G. Neville, A. Johnson, O. Hargreaves, B. Zamora and D. Bent would have completed my 30 man squad but then left out when trimmed to 23. I've sacrificed King for an extra midfielder though (Bentley).

      Starting XI would have to b as follows:

      D. James (Purely for experience in a WORLD Cup... Hart is def. 1 for the future though)

      A. Cole
      J. Terry
      R. Ferdinand
      G. Johnson (Against weaker teams but would prob switch to more defensive option such as Brown for the tougher games)

      J. Milner
      F. Lampard
      G. Barry
      S. Gerrard
      T. Walcott

      W. Rooney

      • 1 Reply to James
      • GK: J Hart
        GK: D James *
        GK: P Robinson

        RB/ RM: G Johnson
        RB: G Neville*
        CB: M Dawson
        CB: J Terry*
        CB R Ferdinand*
        LB/LM: A Cole*
        LB: L Baines

        CB: P Jagelkia

        CM/CAM/RM/LM: S Gerrard*
        CM: F Lampard*
        RM/LM/CAM: J Milner
        LM: A Johnson*
        LM/RM/CAM: J Cole*
        CM/LM/LB: G Barry

        RM/ST: T Walcott

        ST: W Rooney*
        ST: J Defoe
        ST: E Heskey (the Roo likes playing with him)*
        ST: D Bent
        ST: P Crouch

        Those with a * are my starting 11