First choice Liverpool right back Glen Johnson is out injured with a groin injury. He is one of the better attacking full backs in the Premier League. Without him, Liverpool manager Roy Hogdson has deployed Jamie Carragher at right back who’s preferred position is center back. While Skrtel partners Kyrgiakos at the heart of Liverpool’s defense.
A right back needs to support the right winger in attack. He should be a good crosser of the ball. Take Dani Alves for example. He is the perfect epitome of a modern day right back. He has complete understanding with Messi who plays ahead of him and with Xavi who always knows where Alves is on the pitch even with closed eyes. But Jamie Carragher as a right back is one of the awful piece of deployment by a manager. He doesn’t know when to cross the ball. Against Stoke, Carragher was aimlessly crossing the ball in the box when Liverpool had just Torres waiting there against four Stoke players. Carragher is 32 years old, he doesn’t have the