Liverpool defender's dream teammate is... Manchester United hero

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Liverpool's Martin Kelly has named Manchester United treble winner David Beckham as his dream teammate.

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly took part in one of those risky Twitter questions and answer sessions yesterday, akin to the one which saw captain Steven Gerrard 'ripped a new one' by rival fans several months ago.

Kelly's was a low-key affair, organised by Liverpool's website as a specific chat session with fans from Thailand, and he was asked some interesting questions.

The right-back was asked directly whether he would like to see Fernando Torres back at Liverpool, to which he wisely dodged, responding: "I think Torres was a great player for us and is still a top player now but who he plays for now is up to him."

So while he evaded any controversy there, he perhaps didn't think through naming a Manchester United hero as the player he would most like to perform alongside.

"That's a tough question. I would have liked to have played right back behind David Beckham. I think we would have teamed up quite well."

Beckham, for all his United connections, hasn't played for the Red Devils for almost exactly a decade now, and is an England icon from his international exploits, so perhaps fans of Liverpool will let him off, it wasn't like he selected current number seven Antonio Valencia.

But perhaps it would have been better if Kelly had named former Liverpool icon Steve McManaman instead, no? Still, it's his personal choice so who are we to argue.

Kelly also had an interesting, but logical choice when asked who his toughest opponent was, when he selected a West Ham winger, but he had his reasons.

"He's not the most famous player but Matt Jarvis at West Ham has caused me a lot of problems because he's half my size so when he jinks, he's hard for me to handle." 

Kelly has been out since rupturing his cruciate knee ligament in September, and has this week begun training again, although with no need to rush him back into action, it is unlikely he will feature again this season.

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