PETALING JAYA – Despite his on-off-on decision to join the National Selection to face English Premier League club Liverpool, Pahang’s Mohd Razman Roslan has been chosen by National coach Dollah Salleh to lead the team on Friday.
Dollah said Razman, 32, was selected based on his experience in leading the Pahang squad to the top of the Super League this season.
“Razman’s selection was based on experience. If we look at the current squad, Razman is among the most experienced,” he told reporters after a joint press conference with the Liverpool squad, here today.
Mohd Razman who was named by Dollah in the squad to undergo centralised training for the Liverpool match, pulled out claiming he was not ready for the match which will be played at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
However, when players reported for centralised training at Wisma FAM, the Pahang defender joined the rest of the squad in training.
The last time Razman was called up for National duty was in September 2014 when Malaysia beat Cambodia 4-1.
Commenting on the match against Liverpool on Friday, Dollah he boys were showing good coordination with some of the foreign players in the squad during training.
“In fact, Liverpool are looking better prepared after playing a number of matches in Thailand and Australia but I hope we will be able to give them a good fight. I believe the spirit and confidence of the players will be high as we will be playing against one of the best teams,” he said.
The last time Liverpool played in Malaysia was in 2011 when former National coach Datuk K. Rajagobal’s boys put up a sizzling performance at a sell-out crowd at the National Stadium despite losing 3-6.