Stoke City: Geoff Cameron happy to help Potters upset Liverpool's Boston owners
GEOFF Cameron is happy to upset his home town by helping Stoke get a result at Anfield this weekend.
The United States international hails from Boston, home of the Fenway Sports Group, owners of both Liverpool FC and the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
The 27-year-old says there's growing interest in Liverpool among the Boston public, but he's hoping to upset them by getting a result for Stoke.
"Most of the Liverpool games are shown in Boston these days, so I am sure a bunch of my buddies will be watching the game this weekend," he said.
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"But it's cool playing against Liverpool. Being from Boston, I have some affiliation with them, but I don't care about that. My focus is here."
Cameron has impressed at right-back for Stoke in recent weeks, despite having little experience of playing there before his £1.6m move from Houston Dynamo in August.
He says his best position is in central defence or central midfield ... but he's enjoying learning the ropes at right-back.
He said: "I'll play wherever I can to stay on the pitch.
"I'm not used to playing right-back, but over the last couple of weeks I have been watching videos and trying to learn.
"The timing is different from playing centre-back or centre midfield because there are different angles and also different ways you have to step up or drop off.
"Also, on the right, you have more of a relationship with the guy in front of you.
"That's what I have been working on over the last few weeks and I think I am getting more comfortable."
Cameron is diplomatic on the subject of Luis Suarez and whether the striker has a deserved reputation for diving.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he fears Suarez may never be given another penalty after a blatant foul was waved away at Norwich on Saturday.
That will put the spotlight on Sunday's referee Lee Mason if Suarez goes down in the Stoke area.
Cameron says the Stoke players have to be careful not to make themselves vulnerable to spot-kicks.
He added: "I think every team has the ability to do that.
"You have to have the awareness and know the players you are up against.
"He might be baiting you into doing something and you have to be mentally sharp and make sure you are going into a tackle the right way."
Meanwhile Cameron has suffered merciless mickey-taking from his team-mates after Europe came from behind to beat the United States in the Ryder Cup.
He's also out of pocket after losing a bet on the result with Jermaine Pennant.
Cameron said: "Monday was a tough day, but the banter was good, especially with Jermaine.
"He had been very quiet on Saturday when we were up 10-6.
"Mo (Maurice Edu) and I were planning on wearing our national team kit on Monday morning, but that didn't go so well because our guys had a shocker.
"It was a great comeback by the Europeans."