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Houllier Won't Rule Out Carlos On The Right

Gerard Houllier has praised Carlos Cuellar for his bravery and compared him to Jamie Carragher.

High praise indeed, well the Jamie Carragher of old anyway.

Speaking on the Official Site Houllier referenced Carlos' 'nothing shall pass' attitude in the match against Wolves given his noticeable cover of bombing over to help out Luke Young.

Gerard admits with the return to fitness of Richard Dunne he now has a headache, but as he admits himself:

'That headache I can take! A bad headache is when you've not got enough players.'

Although never seeing Carlos play right back, he obviously knows he has and Houllier hasn't ruled out the possibility of him playing there again if 'needs must'.

'I haven't seen him play at right back but if one day he has to play right back he'll play right back.'

So there we have it folks, the nightmare isn't quite over yet although hopefully that day will never come.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 29 2010

Time: 3:46PM

Your Comments

Houllier refering to Liverpool in every interview is starting to grate on me. Hodgeson come be out of there by Xmas and Ged is starting to sound like he's got unfinished business there.
Pancho Villan
If you were going to use two of the three in the middle who would you sit out? Collins maybe. Dunne and Cuellar might be the best two at the back but Dunne and Collins partner up very, very well. Tough call. It's nice to have this problem though...
JWiLs2315
in the centre, cool, on the right? Gulp.
The Fear
badger0-0 you are talking out of your ar##. Luke Young is a good right back, one of the best in the country.
benny003
Well lets be honest if Luke Young gets injured or suspendid whi is Houll's supposed to plat at right back?? Lichaj? i see what he means we dont have rb cover simple
ClivetheVillan
yeah i luvd then 5-3-2 days, gary charles at rwb alan wright at lwb i think it would work Rawlie, Cueller Dunne Collins 3 centre def's, Lyoung rwb, Warnock lwb, okey cokey centre sitting then ireland and downing bombing forward with ash playin off Heskey or gabby or Carew?
ClivetheVillan
wow i remember not long ago we were calling for o neils head for playing carlos at rb and now all of a sudden he is better than ly at rb fans always contridict themseleves !
black_villian
Like I say, he isn't a right back but we had one of the meanest defences in the Prem with him in the back 4. Surely that can't be a coincidence.
Rawlie
I'm sorry but Luke Young is a very average right back. The amount of times he launches an aimless pass forward when there is the option of a simple 10 yard pass is infuriating - at least Warnock can put a decent cross in on the overlap. Saying that Carlos' distribution is awful as well so I'd play Dunne & Carlos @ CB. We will just have to put up with Luke Young's wayward passing and row Z clearences until we find a more composed and technically superior replacement
Valiant Villan™
We had the third best defence in the league last season and that was in no small part down to Cuellar at right back. It essentially gave us three centre backs on the field without sacrificing a midfielder. How many goals did we did concede from set pieces last season? Wasn't it the fewest in the league = 3 centre backs.
JayVFC
I think we should just round it off, and play Davis at Left Back.... that would essentially give us 4 CB's! Imagine our aerial prowess defending free kicks / corners!!! On a serious note though, i'd play Cuellar at RB against the strong teams, and L Young at RB against weaker teams where we need a better threat going forward.
thorpyuk
He got very good stats at Right Back because of his defending. But he wasn't great going forward. In fact at times he put himself under pressure giving the ball away.
Revdpete
I think thorpeyuk is spot on ! play luke young against lesser teams and for chelski n an u etc Cueller to give us better defence cover
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The Fear
Too simple to say play cuellar at RB against the better teams. Against teams with lots of aerial threat having the extra height is useful, but against teams with quick or nimble wide men Carlos is a liability never mind going forward. Nice choice to have though and would be interesting to see 3 -5 - 2
AVbornandbred
Valiant, he was nearly player of the season year before last and competing for an England spot, he hardly played last year due to personal issues, injury and and a pig headed manager, and after half a dozen games your saying he's no use as a right back. Got to disagree. he gives 100% , tackles hard, covers along the back line, has enough pace to get back and his distribution and ability to carry the ball are as good as almost any other RB in the country.
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