Kromkamp opens with promise to close down Rooney
Jan Kromkamp arrived at Liverpool yesterday, already relishing his new club’s game at Manchester United on January 22. The 25-year-old Holland international has twice frustrated Wayne Rooney in the last 12 months and has no fears of meeting the England striker for a third time.
Kromkamp, who joined Liverpool from Villarreal in a swap deal which saw Josemi move 0 celine 173823ska 18cc measure in the opposite direction, played just six Liga games after struggling to adapt to the Spanish way of life. But Kromkamp denies his confidence has been dented by his experience in Spain, where he encountered language difficulties among other things, and has predicted a long and successful stay on Merseyside.
The Old Trafford encounter is a match which is $4100 celine black leather python edge satchel gold zip top bag women& likely to see him come up against international colleagues Edwin van der Sar and Ruud van Nistelrooy. Yet it is the prospect of testing himself against Rooney again which is the main reason Kromkamp is relishing one of the most eagerly awaited fixtures in English football.
The former AZ Alkmaar player kept Rooney quiet as Holland earned a goalless draw in a friendly last February before repeating the trick four months ago to the extent that the United striker pressed the self-destruct button and got sent off as Villarreal held Sir Alex Ferguson’s men to a 0-0 draw in the Champions League.
«The England match was very good from a Holland point of view,» said Kromkamp. «Rooney’s a very good player but I didn’t encounter any particular problems. That makes me feel I can do a job for Liverpool in the Premiership.
«I did not have a lot of time to learn the language in Spain. I signed so quickly from AZ Alkmaar and then I was away with the national team. I did understand my team-mates but when Liverpool came along it was an easy decision to make.
«I speak good English already and I know something about the Premiership because Van Nistelrooy and [Robin] Van Persie are always talking about Manchester and London $3k nwt celine runway silk when I’m with them on international duty.»
Josemi’s Anfield downfall was partly blamed on his $2150 celine black laser floral cutout hem strapless silk taffeta dress 36 $950 new celine us 11 eu 41 black leather platform wedges ankle sandals shoes bx nwt failure to grasp the English language but Kromkamp, whose favoured position is right-back, is determined to establish himself as a prominent figure in Rafael Benítez’s plans.
Steve Finnan occupies the right-back slot at the moment but will now face more competition for his place. «Playing is important to me and that’s what I’ve come here to do,» said Kromkamp. «I’m not a player who likes to sit on the bench. I’m confident I can get in the side otherwise I wouldn’t be here.»
Benítez, who could bolster his defence further with the Denmark international Daniel Agger from Brondby for a fee of £5.5m, is confident Kromkamp will do well in the Premiership.
«Jan’s coming here to play as much as possible,» said Benítez, who may delay Krom-kamp’s debut until after tomorrow’s FA Cup third round tie at Luton. «If he puts Finnan under pressure then that can only be good for the club. We need competition in all areas.»
The Liverpool manager is $995 new celine patent leather brown platform heels with box size also close to confirming the arrival of the 19-year-old goalkeeper David Martin from 0 celine 173823ska 18cc may craft MK Dons. Martin celinehandbags60, son of the former West Ham and England player Alvin, has impressed during a trial at Melwood. His potential arrival comes as Jerzy Dudek, Liverpool’s penalty hero in the victory over Milan in Istanbul, appears to have lost his patience after $140 aetrex essence shoes celine mary jane pump black leather strap 8 losing his place to Jose Reina.
Dudek has indicated he would like to return to his former club Feyenoord and wants Benítez to allow him $1k iconic nib celine bam bam sandals nude 37 us 7 to leave before the end of the $2k celine spring month. However, the Liverpool manager, who has Chris Kirkland on loan at West Bromwich, is unlikely to grant his request as that would leave him with only Scott Carson, who has made just four league starts since joining from Leeds last January, as a back-up should Reina suffer an injury.
«I hope I will be able to leave because my situation is beginning to make me angry,» said Dudek.