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Why Rafa's playing Johnson at left back


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Johnson played the entire second half in an unfamiliar left-back role, a position he has also been filling in during sessions at Liverpool’s pre-season training camp in Badra Gaz.

 

Benitez told the ECHO the temporary positional switch is designed to bring the best out of the 24-year old defensively.

 

“Johnson did well,” said the Reds boss. “I was using him on the left because he has to think more about his defending there.

 

“We know that he is really good going forward and in this game he played well in defence and well in attack so it was good.

 

“If he is playing left-back it means he cannot go in attack in the same way because he is not quite as comfortable with his left foot as he is with his right so this means he will think more about defending.”

 

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-f...252-24168258/2/

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