Rafa hints at Dutchman’s role

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has hinted that he may use Bolo Zenden in a central midfield role this season, rather than his favoured position of wide on the left.

Despite signing for the Reds from Middlesbrough last summer, Liverpool fans haven’t seen much of the former Holland international due to an injury which kept him out for most of the season.

However, now back in training, Zenden is expected to recover in time for the start of the new 2006/07 campaign and Benitez believes he’s found the perfect position in the team for him.

“He is training again now and I was really happy with him at the end of last season,” said the Benitez.

“He was injured, but he was always in the dressing room and he was always encouraging his team-mates and supporting them.

“This year he has started pre-season training really well. I am thinking about using him sometimes as a central midfielder because he has experience at Middlesbrough in this position.

“He also has quality, and with his experience and his game intelligence he can give us more things.

“I think he was happier in this position, and with us losing Hamann, we will have Momo Sissoko, Stevie Gerrard and Xabi Alonso for that position – and maybe Bolo too.”

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