EPL: Agger must play

EPL: Agger must play
Arsenal's Giroud challenges Liverpool's Sakho during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium.

There has been much debate about Brendan Rodgers' favoured 3-5-2 formation.

The fact is, it failed miserably against Arsenal Sunday morning (Singapore time) when Liverpool were beaten 2-0 at the Emirates.

Don't get me wrong. The formation is workable, but you need to have the right players in the right positions.

Obviously, three centre halves provide you with more comfort and cover, but that would be more appropriate against teams who play two strikers.

Arsenal played with just one striker in Olivier Giroud on Sunday morning, so I thought two centre backs would have sufficed.

In any case, Liverpool's three centre halves looked nervous. They were neither confident nor comfortable.

Kolo Toure is a good player but he showed little composure against his former team.

Mamadou Sakho looks like an accident waiting to happen and I have my doubts about him.

And why was Daniel Agger (inset), Liverpool's classiest centre back, on the bench?

Soon, he will be knocking on Rodgers' door asking why he was frozen out of the first 11, and he has every right to do so.

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