Liverpool 1-0 Anzhi
Tactical experiment pays off for Rodgers
October 26, 2012
By Mike Whalley
As the game began, Downing's team-mates typed his name into the scoreboard as 'left-back'. Whether it was a reference to his poor goal record since moving to Anfield, or to manager Brendan Rodgers' suggestion that the winger's future might lie in defence, it certainly wasn't intended as a compliment.
But as it turns out, a left-back ...