Spain's Sergio Busquets could play in defence for Liechtenstein clash - report

Following a shaky performance at the back from Raul Albiol and Javi Martinez against Chile on Friday, the 23-year-old Barca midfielder could be used at centre-half
Spain and Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets looks set to be deployed as a centre-back for the national team during their clash with Liechtenstein on Tuesday, AS reports.

With Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol injured, the world champions started with Raul Albiol and Javi Martinez in the heart of defence in their friendly against Chile on Friday, and soon went 2-0 down to their South American opponents before coming back to win 3-2.

Now, with Euro 2012 qualification up for grabs, Del Bosque wants no such surprises on Tuesday and sees Busquets as an ideal alternative for his absent Barca team-mates.

The 23-year-old previously played in the position in Barcelona's crunch Champions League clash with Arsenal last season and was impressive again in last Monday's 5-0 win at home to Villarreal in a three-man back-line.

Meanwhile, Andres Iniesta, who began the Chile game on the bench, looks set to start for La Roja after coming on to net the first goal and set up the second in his side's victory over the South Americans on Friday.