The recent signing of Glen Johnson was the signal for many supporters that Arbeloa was heading for the exit door, but there are some who believe this would be the wrong time for the Spanish International to leave Anfield.
After a solid display last season, Arbeloa was one of the more regular starters during a well fought title run by Liverpool. The right back position was a weak link for Benitez, after Philipp Degan missed his entire first season with injuries.
Javier Mascherano, Jamie Carragher, and Martin Skrtel were all utilized as cover for Arbeloa when he needed to be rested.
This season many were hoping that Arbeloa would become a very worthy backup to Glen Johnson, and the position was now an area that could be considered complete. But with Arbeloa’s departure seeming a certainty, Benitez may be back to square one with only the 20-year-old Steven Darby as the recognised right back.
Jay Spearing has spent some time during preseason playing in Arbeloa’s position and has looked pretty good going forward. It may be an area Benitez feels he can give his young reserve players the chance they deserve.
But the Liverpool manager has always claimed the fullback areas are key in attacking teams who are compact; and get everyone behind the ball, something that halted Liverpool’s dominance of the Premier League last season.
Benitez has recently said there may be another signing or two before the window closes, and it now looks like the right back position will need to be addressed once again. Liverpool lacks a little quality in depth in some areas of the pitch and losing Arbeloa could be a step backwards.
Not a great thing, when this coming Premier League season requires a step forward.

Liverpool right back Alvaro Arbeloa has told a Spanish newspaper that a move to Real Madrid could be completed this week.

The former Madrid player has publicly stated his desire to move back to Spain and play for the club he left in 2005.

The Spaniard tells Marca, “I insist that everything is going forwards and everyone is in agreement, I am the one who has the most desire to sign for Madrid.”

Currently on holiday in his native country, he insists the deal could be finalised in the next few days.
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The switch to the Bernabeu looks imminent in a deal believed to be around £3.5 million, resulting in another tidy profit for the Liverpool manager, Rafa Benitez.

Arbeloa goes on to say, “I don’t know what the likelihood is in percentages, it’s a question more for the clubs. But, as I understand, it seems everything is going well and there is little left to resolve.”

The recent signing of Glen Johnson was the signal for many supporters that Arbeloa was heading for the exit door, but there are some who believe this would be the wrong time for the Spanish International to leave Anfield.

After a solid display last season, Arbeloa was one of the more regular starters during a well fought title run by Liverpool. The right back position was a weak link for Benitez, after Philipp Degan missed his entire first season with injuries.

Javier Mascherano, Jamie Carragher, and Martin Skrtel were all utilized as cover for Arbeloa when he needed to be rested.

This season many were hoping that Arbeloa would become a very worthy backup to Glen Johnson, and the position was now an area that could be considered complete. But with Arbeloa’s departure seeming a certainty, Benitez may be back to square one with only the 20-year-old Steven Darby as the recognised right back.

Jay Spearing has spent some time during preseason playing in Arbeloa’s position and has looked pretty good going forward. It may be an area Benitez feels he can give his young reserve players the chance they deserve.

But the Liverpool manager has always claimed the fullback areas are key in attacking teams who are compact; and get everyone behind the ball, something that halted Liverpool’s dominance of the Premier League last season.

Benitez has recently said there may be another signing or two before the window closes, and it now looks like the right back position will need to be addressed once again. Liverpool lacks a little quality in depth in some areas of the pitch and losing Arbeloa could be a step backwards.

Not a great thing, when this coming Premier League season requires a step forward.
Source : The bleacher Report

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