Dalglish waits on selection
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has yet to decide who will play in goal against Aston Villa this weekend in the absence of Pepe Reina.
Last Updated: 05/04/12 11:51am
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has yet to decide who will play in goal against Aston Villa this weekend in the absence of the suspended Pepe Reina.
The Anfield club's first-choice shot-stopper was sent off in last Sunday's defeat by Newcastle and will now serve a three-match suspension, which includes the FA Cup semi-final against Everton.
Alexander Doni and Brad Jones, who has not been named in a first-team squad since Roy Hodgson was manager on New Year's Day in 2011, are the contenders to replace Reina.
And while Dalglish has been impressed by the work of his two deputy goalkeepers, particularly Doni, a 2011 summer signing from Roma who has yet to play in the Premier League, he has not confirmed who will face Villa.
"He is very experienced, coming from Italian football," Dalglish said of Doni on Thursday morning at a press conference which was broadcast on Sky Sports News.
"He has worked really hard. He has got a lot sharper since he has been here with the work he has put in and he has been a real credit to himself.
"To play the game, for him, would be the next test.
"It is unfortunate circumstances for Pepe (Reina). But someone else can step in, either Doni or Brad."