Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hodgson Likens Kyrgiakos To Terry, Charlton And Adams

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has hailed the impact of defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos in both penalty areas. Kyrgiakos has established himself as a regular in the starting XI in the last few weeks and has chipped in with a couple of goals. Hodgson is happy with the Greek's form and feels his aerial prowess offers them a real attacking threat from set-pieces. "He's very dangerous in the opposing team's penalty area, there's no doubt about it. And he defends well in ours," Hodgson told the club's official website. "Against teams who play long balls and try to get you to submit to their aerial bombardment, with goalkeepers who come towards the halfway line to kick the ball into your penalty area, you do need players who are good in the air. "You need players who are brave and strong and prepared to put their head on the ball. We knew he was good at doing that in our area - but this season he's been doing it in the opposing area too. "Every time we get a corner he's dangerous." Score Meanwhile, Hodgson has backed Raul Meireles to soon open his goalscoring account for the side. The Portuguese midfielder has yet to score since arriving from Porto in August, but Hodgson feels Meireles will find the net in the near future. "Meireles is a very good player and is a good striker of the ball," added Hodgson. "I'm sure his first goal for the club won't be too far away. "He will get goals for us and he is a class act that gives this team something different. "Meireles is the type of player we need to bring more of to this club in the future."

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