Heading into Sunday’s Old Firm, much of the talk has centred around who will cover Allan McGregor’s position in goal in the wake of the player’s suspension.

There has also been a big debate over Jermain Defoe or Alfredo Morelos, and Joe Worrall or Nikola Katic.

But could Gerrard spring a surprise in another position despite the player holding it being in good form?

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Flanagan has slimmed down and looks much fitter. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A slimmed-down, fitter Jon Flanagan has made the left-back berth his own in recent weeks. Flanno is an unorthodox left-back but at several points this season has showed himself to be robust and composed.

He started the season there, and all suggestions are that he’ll finish it there too. Naturally a right back, putting him on the left means he acts as an inverted full-back.


Should he start tomorrow, he goes up against PFA Scotland Player of the Year James Forrest. Forrest is undoubtedly a good player, and on his stronger right side, will be looking to exploit Flanagan’s weak foot.


The truth is if they can see it, so can we. Does Gerrard roll the dice with a renewed Borna Barisic or another makeshift left-back in Andy Halliday?

Could Borna Barisic be recalled for this match? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Flanagan has probably earned his place with his performances over the last couple of weeks. He’s been solid in the berth and looks like he is really enjoying his football. An Old Firm is also made for a player of Flanagan’s hard-tackling style.

But don’t rule out Steven Gerrard springing a tactical change in the position to ensure whoever is facing Forrest, does so on his stronger foot.

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