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Downing may have to play left-back if he wants to stay at Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers has warned Stewart Downing that the winger may have to convert to left-back to have any future at Liverpool, as the new manager continues to dismantle Kenny Dalglish's project.

Last summer Dalglish paid £20m for Downing, who has 34 England caps as an attacking wideman, with the 28-year-old a member of Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad. Rodgers succeeded Dalglish in June and Downing becomes the latest player signed by the Scot to find his future at Anfield uncertain under the Northern Irishman.

Rodgers has indicated that Andy Carroll, also bought by Dalglish for a record £35m last summer, might be sold if a suitable offer is made. The England striker did not start either of Liverpool's opening two league games of the season.

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freeduck3683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

He did okay as LB, will provide much needed competition for Enrique

I still don't think Downing is a lost cause as a winger, I feel he can do well this season

Anderson83682d ago

what would make you think that.. he's never shown that he's capable of playing at a high level as a winger.. neva should have signed him in the first place he's one of the most overrated prem players

BritishUK3683d ago

Not good enough to play his regular position ?